Posted by News Express | 16 August 2019 | 409 times
Sub-Saharan Africa’s technology giant, Zinox Technologies Ltd. has underlined its commitment towards improving the standard of education in the country. To this end, Zinox has partnered with EdVigor, an outreach of Harvard-trained resource experts versed in the development of learning curriculum to host a teacher empowerment workshop for beneficiaries in the education sector.
The workshop is scheduled for the Alvan Ikoku College of Education (AICOE) today, Friday, August 16, 2019 by 10a.m.
Already, anticipation is sky-high for the landmark event which is expected to better equip participants with the skills required for imparting knowledge in a technology-mediated, fast-evolving 21st Century. The event is expected to feature teachers from the host institution and others drawn from Imo State and other states in the South-East. Also expected is a team of Harvard-trained master teachers and curriculum developers from EdVigor as well as Management executives from Zinox.
Among the dignitaries and other guests expected to grace the event are the Governor of Imo State, Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha; the Rector, AICOE; Heads of Schools and Institutions; CEOs, Permanent Secretaries, Heads of Organizations, Agencies, Parastatals and representatives of various MDAs, among others.
Participants at the event will be exposed to cutting-edge contents that will equip them to stimulate positive change in Nigeria, beginning from their classrooms.
Managing Director, Zinox Technologies Ltd., Mrs. Kelechi Eze-Okonta, affirms the determination of the company to play a leading role in revolutionising education in Nigeria by empowering teachers with the right skills to create positive change.
“There is no gain-saying the fact that education is the bedrock of any modern society. Teachers remain arguably the most important component of any decent educational system. This underscores our partnership with EdVigor. Through this landmark initiative, we intend to reach and empower over 1,000 teachers, beginning right here from Owerri, in South-East Nigeria.
“We expect to see the multiplier effect of this intervention on the performances and fortunes of students and other graduates. Indeed, our intention is to take this outreach to other parts of the country, even as we call on well-meaning Nigerians and other corporate bodies to join us.”
Founder, EdVigor, Nneamaka Enechi, on her part, disclosed that schools remain a powerful platform for change. Therefore, she expressed confidence in the overwhelming benefits to be derived from the participants at the workshop.
“Through properly developed systems, schools can provide a powerful platform to prepare students for responsible citizenship. Therefore, in addition to content development, EdVigor equips teachers to use education as a tool for sustainable social change.
“Our sessions will deliver in-service teacher training to deepen teaching content, knowledge and skills. Furthermore, it will empower teachers to deeply reach out to their students and drive home knowledge in a seamless and better-understood manner.
“The long term plan is to groom local volunteer teachers. The workshop on Friday will also encourage participants to share best practices and to reflect critically on their craft,” she concluded.
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