After a successful first edition in Lagos, Nigerian telecommunications brand 9mobile organized a one-day train-the-trainer workshop for teachers in Kano in partnership with the Kano State Ministry of Education.
The workshop brought together teachers from across the state from junior and senior high schools.
The workshop is one of 9mobile’s efforts to strengthen education, improve children’s schooling, and ensure teachers are up to date with current information to manage and influence the next generation of students to become future agents. of positive change.
The workshop leader, the teacher. Abdalla Uba Adamu, Professor of Media and Cultural Communication and Former Vice Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), spoke on the theme – Promoting Enrollment and Retention through Teaching Methods and innovative classroom management. He highlighted the important factors needed to create an effective learning environment in the classroom.
In addition, Professor Adamu shared some of the current and emerging innovative teaching methods, practical steps teachers can take to stimulate students’ interest in learning, and how teachers can apply communication skills. child-friendly to build trust with students. As an educator, Professor Adamu says he “believes that teachers can be effective role models for their students, while leveraging technology to deliver effective lessons.”
Also present, Commissioner of Education, Muhammad Sunusi Saidu Kiru, represented by Executive Secretary of the Kano State Library Board, Dr. Ibrahim Ahmad Bichi, challenged teachers to practice and reflect what they have learned. He said: “Teachers should be friendlier to their students and should be passionate about teaching which will help achieve the goal of student learning and retention in the school system. Nowadays, we need to embrace technology in teaching students and also inculcate our local language to teach effectively.”
Dr. Bichi also assured the teachers that every observation made will be taken into account and transmitted to the level of the National Board of Education. In his conclusion, he thanked 9mobile for “arranging this important and timely initiative and extending the gesture to Kano State”.
Commenting on the workshop, Executive Director, Regulator and Corporate Affairs, 9mobile, Mr. Abdulrahman Ado, represented by Public Relations Manager, 9mobile, Chineze Amanfo, remarked that 9mobile remains committed to prioritizing education and will continue to invest in initiatives that have a positive impact on the development of the sector.
She said: “Education is dear to us, and teachers are also dear to us, which is why we launched this program last year with a pilot edition in Lagos. The feedback was amazing and we decided to bring it to Kano as well. As an ICT and communication company, we take care of the communication needs of our customers, so it is important to do so so that the communication gap between teachers and students is bridged. As a corporate brand, education is one of our strategic CSR pillars, and we will continue to do so to support the government’s effort. We recognize the efforts of our teachers and we are here today to encourage them and equip them with skills that will further enhance their effectiveness.