Anambra State Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha has urged education managers and teachers to drive positive change in attitudes and behaviours in their profession. Prof. Omenugha made the plea when participants at a 5-day workshop on `Teacher Management and Effective Placement’, held in Dubai, paid her a courtesy visit at her office at the Jerome Udoji Secretariat, Awka.
Omenugha enjoined the 45-man team to the conference to support government in repositioning and advancing the education sector.
``Government wants us to have value-based education, and we cannot achieve that, if we don't change the way we do things,’’ commissioner said.
She urged the stakeholders to help to keep sanity in the system, stressing that it was their duty to drive government policy.
State Chairman, Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Mrs Nonye Chibueze, on behalf of the team, commended government for the initiative, noting that they learnt a lot from the workshop.
Another team member, President, Anambra State, All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS), Mrs Augustina Atuchukwu said the profession was facing grave challenges.
According to her, some teachers believe they are too old to become Information Communication Technology (ICT) compliant.
``Because some teachers feel they are too old to be computer literate, they show nonchalant attitude when you mention ICT,’’ she said.
Mrs Atuchukwu, however, appealed that a workshop on ICT should be organised for teachers and students on regular basis so that they would not forget what they learnt in previous trainings.
The workshop was conducted by City Business Computers in collaboration with Anambra State Education Programme Investment Project (ANSEPIP).