The Lagos State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), has unveiled its maiden webinar series called the “Eko Educators Series”, an online platform facilitated by a Microsoft Team to enhance the knowledge of Post-Primary School Teachers in Lagos State.
The virtual platform, according to the Chairman, Teaching Service Commission, Mrs. Olabisi Ariyo, was created to specifically disseminate topical and contemporary issues to over 15,000 Post-Primary School teachers in the State.
She said, “The platform intends to address teachers’ wellness and wellbeing, update them with trending facts to upscale their teaching skills while bringing on board, notable and distinguished personalities of interest in the Public Service and the society at large to discuss issues”.
“We have the onerous task to educate our teachers with the ability to cope with the present situation in a ‘new normal’ which has now become ‘normal’. This translates to giving them the opportunity to be informed globally and combat any challenge that may come their way in inspiring and impacting students”, she noted.
Speaking earlier, the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folasade Adefisayo, who was also the Special Guest of Honour, described the “Eko Educators Webinar Series” as a technology developed to optimise the teaching profession, turn around the life of our children and ultimately, impact their future.
The Permanent Secretary (TESCOM), Mrs. Toyin Awoseyi, who doubled as the moderator of the webinar series, opined that the initiative, first-of-its-kind in Lagos State, seeks to encourage and create a growth mindset for Post-Primary school teachers as they prepare to go back to school.
She encouraged all Post-Primary School Teachers in Lagos State to key into the laudable initiative which hopes to parade top echelon in the State Public Service in subsequent episodes.
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The programme, which had over 3,000 attendees across the State, featured two distinguished Guest Speakers: Dr. (Mrs.) Yetunde Anibaba, a lecturer from the Lagos Business School and Mrs. Margaret Titilayo Solarin, Tutor-General/Permanent Secretary, District 1, discussed Personal Agility; Post COVID-19 expectations in school-settings and mentoring as a tool for learning development respectively.