Invest in yourselves, Sanwo-Olu’s wife advises teachers


The First Lady of Lagos State, Dr. (Mrs.) Claudiana Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, has said it is imperative for Post Primary School teachers in Lagos State to invest in themselves in order to inversely teach and train students, their parents, in a bid to creating an improved learning outcome at this unexpected and unanticipated period.

The First Lady spoke on Tuesday  at the Lagos State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM) Webinar tagged ‘’Performance Series 3.2’’.

She noted and appreciated the Commission for taking a step ahead in the ‘’new normal’’ through conscious improvement of teaching style using the Webinar method.

Dr. (Mrs.) Sanwo-Olu noted that teachers must be proactive, be prepared and should not solely lean on the Government for training, considering this situation that has forced everyone to a “new normal’’.

She said, ‘’ With this challenge, you must think it through on how best to go, be proactive, be prepared in improving learning and get the best out of yourselves’’.

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The First Lady revealed that any individual that can effectively make judicious use of the mobile phone device, can use the Virtual/Zoom application, adding that teachers, parents/guardians and indeed the students must learn and know  how best to use this application.

She sees the teaching profession as a ‘’calling’’ and likened teachers to the ‘’angels’’ that performs the act. “Students learn so fast and as teachers, you must up your game and always be a step ahead in teaching and learning, thereby creating the desired enabling environment to thrive,’’ she noted.

The Chairman, Lagos State Teaching Service Commission, (TESCOM), Mrs. Elizabeth Olabisi Ariyo in her words, expressed the appreciation of the Commission and the over 15,000 Post- Primary School Teachers in Lagos State to the First Lady for ‘’answering your students’ call’’.

She said, “We want our teachers to interact with notable personalities outside the teaching profession to be able to learn, unlearn and relearn, while leveraging and improving on the ‘new normal’ to actualise the dream of Mr. Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo – Olu in taking Education to greater heights in Lagos State”.

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Ariyo applauded the kind gesture of the First Lady, especially, with the recent donation of Radio Sets, batteries and other devices aimed at improving learning outcomes in Lagos schools.

The Webinar Series 3.2 had Mrs. Ayopeju Njideaka, MD, Nurture House Consulting, Mr. Abiodun Atobatele, MD/CEO, ATB Techsoft Solutions Ltd, who spoke respectively on Leveraging Technology to Teaching Realities and Virtual Presentation Skills with 4,840 attendees.