Over 100 teachers from public and private schools in the Lagos East Senatorial District have graduated from the Lagos East Teachers Fellowship program. The graduation ceremony took place at the Senator Abiru Innovation Lab (SAIL) after the teachers successfully completed their three-month training. The training was highly competitive as over 1,500 teachers applied, but only 105 were able to graduate. The program was run in partnership with the renowned technology and Social Enterprise company, The Co-creation Hub (Cc-HUB) and aimed to equip teachers with relevant digital and innovative skills to build the best entrepreneurs that can compete in the ever-dynamic global economy.
During the ceremony, the SAIL Project Consultant, Mr Deji Abisola, said that the program has provided an invaluable platform for educators to learn, grow, and develop their skills. This year’s graduates were trained in Inquiry-Based Learning, a cutting-edge pedagogical approach that encourages students to actively engage with the learning process.
The graduates were also equipped with the knowledge and tools to integrate technology into their classrooms effectively. This is significant as we live in a rapidly evolving digital age where technology has become an indispensable part of our daily lives. By embracing the use of technology in education, the program is opening doors to a myriad of opportunities that will enhance the learning experiences of students and ultimately shape the future of society.
The graduation ceremony also witnessed the launch of the Ikorodu Teachers Lounge, a virtual community that will further deepen knowledge sharing and interactions among teachers who passed through the SAIL program. The Ikorodu Teachers’ Lounge was made possible by the visionary leadership of Senator Tokunbo Abiru through his endowment pillar platform, the TACT Foundation. It will serve as a hub for educators to connect, collaborate, and share best practices with one another.
In their valedictory speeches, the graduating teachers eulogized the visionary leadership of Senator Mukhail Adetokunbo Abiru, FCA, for conceptualizing SAIL, particularly the Teachers’ Fellowship program. The teachers shared their experience, saying that the program has been very educative, engaging, and impactful. They recommend the Lagos East Teachers Fellowship to all teachers in Ikorodu and Lagos State.
In his speech, Senator Abiru congratulated the teachers on the successful completion of their training and admonished them to utilize the knowledge gained to impact the lives of students positively. The Senator’s Special Adviser on Constituency Matters, Dr (Otunba) Saheed Oladapo Ibikunle, represented him at the ceremony.
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