By Abba-Eku Onyeka
In order to ensure that educational practitioners in Nigeria meet up with the innovations in performance of their duties, the Chartered Institute of Educational Practitioners, UK (CIEPUK) has moved into the country to train the educators.
The CIEPUK organised a conference in Abuja titled: National Conference on Education Administration 2019 with the theme: Innovative Teaching Strategies.
Addressing journalists at the conference, the President and Chairman of Council of the Institute in Nigeria, Dr Marcel Ezenwoye informed that the objectives of the conference were to: create awareness on the need for a well-structured national policy and institutional intervention in at all levels; initiate periodic discuss on new approaches to using technology as a teaching tool in Nigeria with relevant government and private institution, both locally and internationally; discuss, debate and find common ground on policy implementation, especially as it affects teachers development and; promote technological advancement, human resources development for the administration of education in Nigeria and beyond.
He also informed that the goal of the conference was not only to provide opportunity for teachers, administrators learn about new insights and strategies for reaching and teaching students, but also to assemble internationally recognised innovators together with practicing educators and consultants who are currently finding success with promising fresh approaches and researches and research-based methodologies.
Expected outcome, according to him was building cooprlerative amongst key actors of educational sector, with the view to emphasize on more effective politicies for education development in the country. He said it would enhance the rules of engagement between private and public sector drivers.
Dr Marcel Ezenwoye therefore said the specific objectives were to: bring together teachers cum edutors, as well as key players in the sector; update on the current benefits of using strategies to imoro e teaching g professionals it relates to global best practice and the future of education; exchange concrete experiences and lessons learned from sector captains in the current practice of education, as well as provide for government and private institutions and institutes, educational praxtioners and private sectors stakeholders to develop partnerships.
He however, urged government at all levels to embrace the institution’s idealogies in order to move the country forward, as it affects education.