The US Consulate has announced plans to support 100 teachers in the state through a capacity-building project dubbed ‘Ibadandun,’ which aims to provide enjoyable and interactive teaching methods to the selected teachers.
According to a statement made by the consulate through its Public Affairs Officer, Stephen Ibelli, the initiative will boost student academic and social performance.
“The U.S. Mission is fully committed to supporting a more educated population by increasing and strengthening the capacity of Nigerian teachers. Teachers who use innovative pedagogy and interactive assessment techniques enliven the teaching-learning process for their students.
“Students who have effective and engaged teachers tend to perform far better than their peers,” he said.
The teachers, who will be selected from all over Oyo State, will go over instructional approaches to help students improve their numeracy, literacy, and attendance.
The teacher-student oriented programme will run for a year and is supported by Five Cowries Arts Education Initiative, 1 Million Teachers Incorporated, and the American Corner Ibadan are supporting the year-long initiative, which is in collaboration with alumni of US government exchange programs.
The workshop’s goal is to incorporate a variety of activities and teach participants new techniques to improve classroom instruction and student learning.