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Inconsistent govt. policies hamper education devt. – Don



Inconsistent govt. policies hamper education devt. – Don
Prof. Olasheinde Williams of the Faculty of Education, University of
Ilorin, has identified inconsistency in government policies as a
factor affecting development in the nation’s education sector.

Williams made the assertion on Tuesday at a one-day seminar organised
for teachers and principals in Secondary schools in Omu-Aran, Irepodun
Local Government Area of Kwara.

The seminar, organised by Omu-Aran Development Association (ODA),
attracted mathematics and English teachers, as well as those of other
science-related subjects in schools across the community.

Williams, who spoke on: “Psychological Tips for Teaching
Effectiveness”, said many laudable education initiatives of past
governments were not given enough space to manifest their
effectiveness and usefulness.

“We don’t allow every policy by every successive governments geared
toward transforming the sector to manifest their usefulness and

“Every minister, commissioner and other officials at the helms of the
sector tend to come up with different policy directions during their

“Since no nation can be said to be above the standard and level of its
education development, there is every need to give our policy, right
from the top down to the bottom, enough space to flourish and impact
positively on the beneficiaries,” she said.

The don described today’s students as those interested in acquiring
worldly material gains than craving for required knowledge needed to
propel their future ambitions.

Prof. Ojo Oludare of Department of Arts and Education, University of
Ilorin, in a lecture, said teachers need to be more emotionally
involved in their assignments.

Oludare said the characteristics of today’s student remain different
from those of yesteryears, and effective teaching in both public and
private schools is very essential.

He described a quality and competent teacher as one that prepares
ahead, takes perfect control of the situation and also learns new
things to enhance his or her performance.

Chief Bisi Adeyemi, ODA President, in a remark, said the seminar was
organised to boost the teachers’ skills and effectiveness.

He said the programme was also part of the association’s corporate
social responsibility toward the socio-economic development of the

Adeyemi expressed optimism that the seminar would impact new
techniques and methodology needed to enhance overall students’

He advised the participants not to rest on their oars by acquiring
more knowledge in aligning with global acceptable standard in the
Mr Adeboye Abodunrin, a participant from Omu-Aran High School,
described the workshop as an eye-opener on new techniques in effective
teaching and learning

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