TEACHERS MUST AVOID ABUSIVE LANGUAGES TO ENSURE EFFECTIVE LEARNING – PROF. AZARE
Prof. Garba Dahuwa Azare, Director-General and Chief Executive of NTI
Prof. Garba Dahuwa Azare, the Director-General and Chief Executive, National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), Kaduna, has said that to ensure effective learning, teachers must avoid abusive languages and languages beyond comprehension.
Azare disclosed this while speaking as a discussant at a panel on “Effective Classroom Management for Educational Development,’’ during the two-day Kano state Education Summit themed: Exploring the Fundamentals of Free and Compulsory Education,’’ held between September 3 and 4 in Kano.
Represented by Prof. Ahmed Iliyasu, his Special Assistant, Azare said that a good classroom needs to be conducive for effective teaching and learning endeavour.
According to him, for a teacher to maintain a good classroom s/he must dress well putting into cognisance the values, norms, ethics and religion of the people and place.
In a separate panel discussion titled: Community Participation in Education: The Role of Rulers, PTA and the School-Based Management Committee, ‘’ led by Prof. Aisha Isma’il, Iliyasu being a discussant, averred that community participation does not imply financial contribution. It also means donation of materials and provision of services through labour; it can be in terms of consultation on how to go about a project,’’ he said.
The Bulletin reports that the summit was sequel to a public declaration by Gov. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje on the provision of free and compulsory education beyond basis education to the state indigenes.
The Bulletin further reports that the summit with one of its objectives being the development of free and compulsory education policy document for the state was among others, attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Mal Adamu Adamu, the Education Minister; members of the National Assembly, members of the diplomatic corps and international development partners.
Source: NTI News Bulletin Bi-Monthly Edition, August September 2019 Vol. 1 No. 020, Page 6