As it is our tradition every year, the Teachers Support Programme (TSP) workshop was organised for teachers in 5 Local Government Areas of Cross River State; Obubra, Ikom, Etung, Boki-West and Boki-East, from May 23 – 27, 2022. The Host schools were; Community Secondary School – Apiapum, Government Secondary School – Ikom, Etung Comprehensive Secondary School – Effraya, Boki Comprehensive Secondary School, Okundi and Buentsebe Secondary School, Wula.
The TSP has the objective of equipping Public Secondary School teachers with relevant socio-academic support skills and this year’s workshop trained a total number of 185 teachers in these LGAs.
The various sessions for the teachers’ training in all the LGAs were facilitated by a seasoned Management Consultant and an education expert who is equally the Chief Executive Officer at Team Masters Inc – Mr Rotimi Eyitayo. The 2022 Teachers’ training was themed “Teacher-Connect” and Mr Rotimi systematically took them through the nitty-gritty of quality education as preceded by an effective teacher-student connection. He engaged the teachers in active group work and brainstorming exercises, role play, question and answer, experience sharing and some teachable icebreakers.
The climax of this workshop was the mindset shift expressed by these teachers and the eagerness to facilitate the needed change as they returned to their localities, beginning in their schools. It is safe to say that an era of change-drivers has emerged!
The programmes met objectives and the achievement was a humongous accomplishment in community engagement. We are thankful to the Cross River State Ministry of Education for its endorsement, the Education Secretaries for the grassroot communication, the NYSC Cross River State Secretariat, our distinguished Board Members and our Volunteers (the corps members and teachers) for their support.