Gov. Ayo Fayose of Ekiti promised on Friday to sustain the current on-the-job training for teachers in the state, to enhance the teaching of science subjects.
Fayose, represented by the Deputy Governor, Prof. Kolapo Olusola, made the promise while addressing participants at the Capacity Building Training Workshop for Science Teachers at Egbeoba High School, Ikole-Ekiti.
The theme of the training workshop was: “Pragmatic Approach To Teaching Science Subjects.”
The governor promised to continue to put in place policies that would enhance teaching and learning in public schools in the state.
“Every profession needs continuous training, especially on-the-job training. We will continue to sustain whatever policy that will ensure the improvement of our educational sector,” the governor said.
He urged the participants to transfer the knowledge acquired at the training to other teachers.
The governor said that teachers must continually ensure that they acquainted themselves with new teaching techniques and technologies at all times.
He commended them for their contributions to the feat recorded by the state in external examinations.
“Very soon, Operation Visit All Schools will commence in order for us to identify some of the challenges the teachers are facing, so as to proffer solutions to them,” he added.
Two of the participants, Mr Bola Ojo and Mrs Bibire Olumuyiwa, thanked the government for the training and promised to impart the knowledge gained to their students.
No fewer than 1,000 science teachers in the state have so far benefited from the training programme.