By Ewere Efenwongbe
Participating teachers in the ongoing training at the Teachers Professional Development Centre (TPDC), Owa-Oyibu in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State have been charged to effectively apply the knowledge gained from the training in teaching.
The Director General (DG), Coordinator of the centre, Dr Anthony Dibashi, gave the charge at the close of the first batch of the training exercise, organised for the heads of primary schools across the state.
The DG said that the teachers would be strictly monitored to ascertain the extent of their application of what they had learnt from the training, towards the development of the teaching profession.
Dr. Dibashi stated that teachers were recognised in the state, adding that, that realisation informed the establishment of the TPDC to enhance their continuous upgrading and development in the teaching profession, just as he disclosed that the training would be continuously organised in batches to accommodate all the teachers in the state.
Responding on behalf of the participants, Mr Izuogu Eddy, commended the governor of Delta State, Senator (Dr) Ifeanyi Okowa, for approving the training, promising that they would return to the class rooms with much more vigor, informed and equipped with knowledge of modern teaching techniques.
He also commended the management of TPDC for the welfare provided for the teachers during the training period, stressing that teachers had never had it so good in the state, just as he enthused that “we were well fed, we had a befitting accommodation, sound lectures and comfortable lecture theatre.”
The training which centred on “Curriculum Leadership and Implementation Strategies” was handled by seasoned lecturers from the Delta State University, Abraka.
The highpoint of the training programme was the official presentation of certificates to the participants by the DG of the centre.