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UPF to train 4,560 teachers nationwide

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By Abdulwasiu Usman

Universal Peace Federation commenced training teachers on character education.

Universal Peace Federation West Africa, Sub-Regional Director, Rev. George Ogurie, disclosed the federation’s plan to train and empower 4560 teachers with character education competency across the 36 states and Federal Capital Territory (FCT). This was disclosed on the sidelines of a 3-day workshop on character education for head teachers and teachers at pilot schools in Abuja. He stated that the training will enable the teachers with technical know-how in education content to bring about transformation, which he perceived the Nigerian society desperately needs.

Rev. Ogurie stressed the importance of the number of teachers targeted nationwide in disseminating information on a regular basis. The federation plans to train at least 120 teachers in each state to become character education experts so as to be available as resource persons in schools at all levels, as well as within the communities, to promulge the message of character education. He mentioned that the program is still in the pilot stage and intends to have the program well-grounded in the FCT.

Federation to host the program across the geo-political zones.

Sub-Regional Director explains that more sensitization workshops will be held with stakeholders in the state to make them understand the significant value of character education and draw their attention to owned participation in the program. Further, the program will also be hosted in the other six geo-political zones. In general, the program is set to address youth restiveness and other vices which had caused moral degradation in society and are inimical to national development.

In her statement on character education inducing patriotism, Mr. George Ikpot, the National Secretary of the foundation, asserts that good character is a requisite quality of patriotism, “for you to be recognized as a patriot, you need to be someone who is equipped with a good character and devoted to the country, which is why character education is the foundation of love to the nation.” He said the training was introduced to empower young men and women ready to be devoted to righteousness.

A large part of the program framework has been covered.

Ikpot added that UPF has formed a collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Education to work on a character education project over the course of two years, with the ultimate goal of incorporating character education into the standard academic curriculum. In the same vein, Dr. Bilkisu Adedoyin, a teacher, emphasized the significance of the initiative by stating that people need to modify their personalities and attitudes in order to become more engaged, patriotic, and committed to the advancement of the nation.

She avers that based on the plans and framework implemented, with the program still at the pilot stage, 70 percent have already been covered. This is attributed to the cooperation from the national to the local level towards successfully making available the numerous tools needed to accomplish the set objectives. Furtherly, Mr. Abubakar Dan-Tsoho, a staff member of UPF, said the target for schools was necessary as it is easier to groom children than adults. He explained that at the pilot stage, the teachers need to interact with the children first.

Significant value and objective of the program.

This program is a peace-building project aimed at Nigerian youth leaders and educators who are to learn character education in order to develop young people’s relationships in their communities, workplaces, and families. Thereby assisting them to avoid engaging in destructive behaviors such as teenage pregnancy, promiscuity, and violence. Additionally, addressing the fall of moral standards that have become a bane in the country’s development and the negative impact that litters the entire landscape of our national life.


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jdpumping
jdpumping
1 year ago

Kudos to UPF training teachers in character education competence because morals is of high importance in children also.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
1 year ago

This will really improve our education system when we have a well training teacher to teach the student they will be able to handle and guide the student and improve their knowledge but if we have a bad teacher what the student want to gain or upgrade their knowledge

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
1 year ago

A well selected target to the pilot stage. Its all start from children that are the upcoming leaders of tomorrow they are ought to be enlighten more on good character AMD being patriotic. This will help develop our society to a more better one and create love among each other.

Abusi
Abusi
1 year ago

It is commendable teachers are being taught and well trained. It will help them in their duty towards their students. They will be encouraged to also teach very well.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
1 year ago

This is good for us. It will help to improve teachers knowledge ability. This is good

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
1 year ago

The importance of the program has shown how developed would be and the positive impact it’s going to have on the country and how it will improve our education system.

Last edited 1 year ago by Iyanu12345ogg
Bola12
Bola12
1 year ago

The training will equip teachers with the technical knowledge of educational content they will need to bring about the transformation he believed the Nigerian society so desperately requires.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
1 year ago

the significance of the large number of educators who will be contacted on a regular basis around the country in order to disseminate knowledge.

Christiana
Christiana
1 year ago

The program is currently in the pilot stage, and the FCT wants to serve as the program’s primary location for establishing its foundation.

DimOla
DimOla
1 year ago

It is never enough to train teachers but let them be well remunerated let their needs be met and see if they will not perform beyond expectations.

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
1 year ago

This is a very good idea and is also a welcome development.

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
1 year ago

Universal Peace Federation has done well in partner with federal government to train teachers on character education. Beyond that the government should ensure that teachers are well remunerated too.

Remi1
Remi1
1 year ago

The training will enable the teachers with technical know-how in education content to bring about transformation, which the Nigerian society desperately needs.

theApr
theApr
1 year ago

The importance of the number of teachers targeted nationwide in disseminating information on a regular basis. The federation plans to train at least 120 teachers in each state to become character education experts so as to be available as resource persons in schools at all levels.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
1 year ago

The program will provide the educators with the technical know-how to bring about transformation in the educational material.

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
1 year ago

the significance of the large number of educators who will be contacted on a regular basis around the country in order to provide information