COMMISSIONER for Basic Education, Kate Omenugha has admonished teachers in the State to give students the best in terms of quality education.
She disclosed this during workshop training on difficult subject areas for mathematics teachers held at Tourist gardens hotel, Aguleri in Anambra East local government area, organized by Anambra State Education Program Investment Project (ANSEPIP), World Bank assisted conducted by Pan-African Community Initiative on Education and Health (PACIEH).
Omenugha told teachers to be hardworking, focused; visionary and impact positively on the students, noting that Anambra State Government is spending a lot of money in education to build capacity of teachers that will help to build the students who will make the state proud.
Omenugha stated that Mathematics has not been properly dignified that is why people are seeing it as a subject most challenging. She added that if there are teachers who will properly be dignified in mathematics and teach it to children in a natural way, they will understand that Anambra State teachers are brilliant and have high responsibility to bring out children that should be the best in the society.
Fellow of the Nigeria academic of science and Prince Mandol Laurete public health, Uche Amazigo said from the date analyzed, they found out that there are areas teachers have problems and decided to choose 700 teachers in Anambra State starting from Otuocha zone to have special training for them in those subjects they are facing challenges.
Project coordinator of PACIEH Anambra State, Kene Enukora said they are partnering with the State, that in October 2018, there was a test organized for teachers, from there, it was observed that there are areas teachers lagged behind that needed urgent attention which is mathematics and the zone that has the lowest performance was Otuocha zone.
In a vote of thanks, Anthony Aniwetara from Community Secondary Umueri thanked the state government for the programme, saying it will make teachers in Otuocha zone to gain knowledge, and thanked the state government for spending a lot in building the capacity of teachers to impact positively in the lives of students.