Speakers to focus on teachers’ empowerment at Edu Aid conference in Lagos

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By Ojo Akinsola

Speakers, panelists are to discuss capacity building, vital skills, strengthen competence through exposure to relevant information, current teaching principles, styles and technique, at the third Lagos Teachers Conference.

The conference, which is scheduled for August 24, 2019 with the theme ‘Teaching for the Future’ would see experts with decades of experiences in the field of education and teacher training will be on ground to share best and current practices regarding mentoring, instruction and motivation of students for best possible outcomes.

According to a statement by the coordinator, Educational Aid Global Initiative (Edu-Aid), a non-governmental organisation of the Covenant Christian Centre, Olufemi Orawusi  said “massive investment in recruiting, supporting and empowering teachers has been identified as a major key in realising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) , which is the new global education goal that is at the heart of the Education 2030 Agenda.”

He stated further that the conference will enable teachers to interact, build networks and develop relationships that will advance the teaching profession.

While stating some of the topic that will be discussed at the conference, Orawusi said that  “The conference will be discussing topics like ‘Exploring Evolving Learning Paradigms for Improved Teaching’; ‘Positioned to Build up and Prepare 21st Century Students for the Future’;

‘Education Governance in Nigeria: Pitfalls and Roadmap to Effective Transformation’; ‘Innovation for Improvement of Learning Experience in Nigerian Schools’; and ‘Gaps and Opportunities and the Career Teacher: Professional Development and Career Progression Pathways for the Future-oriented Teacher’.

Orawusi said that Industry experts expected to share their experiences at the conference include; Managing Director The Education Partnership Centre (TEP Centre) and a policy expert specialising in public-private partnerships in education, Modupe Adefeso-Olateju;, author, global speaker, entrepreneur and development expert, Rufai Oseni.

Others are, social entrepreneur, Chief Executive Officer, Teach for Nigeria, Folawe Omikunle, Also, Chief Executive Officer, Chalkboard Communication, educator, publisher and editor of the educational magazine ‘Proffs and Learners’. Iruonagbe Emmanuel

The conference is free and open to all educators and the public, but registration is required and there will be an exhibition where education-related products and services will be displayed.