Stakeholders have called for a unified curriculum for students in special and regular schools adding that the appropriate authorities should also provide a syllabus to ease the stress of the teachers.
This was mentioned during the second edition of the intellectual cafe, at the American corner on Thursday, 28th of July, 2022.
The event which lasted for about six hours focused on how to proffer lasting solutions to the causes of Students Indiscipline and Teachers stress.
Present at the event was the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor (Education), Adetola Salau, The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Buhari Olarenwaju, Director of Education and Principal of Evans Adelaja Secondary School, SUBEB, Mrs Owasanoye, Kogi State Commissioner for Education, Prof. S.A. Oyebade amongst others.
During the programme which was tagged: Students’ Indiscipline, Teachers Stress and Performance: Realities and Innovation, Prof. S.A. Oyebade of the Ed Power Network patron of the department of Education Management, University of Lagos, while giving his speech, thanked all stakeholders for been a part of the initiative, adding that the aim was to make history with the development.
He added that Ed Power is a non-profit able organization and an association of teachers, education stakeholders and other professionals who are passionate about pushing forward the policy of teaching in Africa through training and development programs, advocacy, collaboration and other innovative collaboration.
Also, he mentioned that the challenges of being a teacher is massive, starting from the home to the society.
While speaking with Hotjist, Mrs Buhari Olarenwaju, said that it is important to bring stakeholders to talk about students Indiscipline and the stress teachers face and also how to proffer solutions to these problems. Adding that when problems are not looked upon, then it will be difficult to talk about solutions.
Buhari also stated that at the first intellectual cafe, some solutions were recommended and teachers training was a part of it.
She added that teachers have been motivated to be part of these trainings and that she happened to be one of the beneficiaries in year 2020 and 2021.
“The recommended area we talked about during the first intellectual cafe, some of it was the teachers training. I also monitored the class and it’s also happening right now in Lagos state.
“Motivation was also part of what we talked about in the training. I happen to be a resident of one of the cars in 2020 and 2021.
The intellectual cafe, according to Mrs Buhari, is unusual because, it brings together the authorities, the practitioners, the researchers and other state government for the purpose of solving specific educational problems.
Mrs Adetola Salau, the Senior Special Adviser to the Governor (Education), expressed her joy when she said she loves her students and teachers in the state.
She added that she’s believes in research and collection of data. Also mentioning that, she’s hopeful that there will be more deliberations and implementations of the recommendations that was made.
“I’m a firm believer of research, getting data, and when getting data, you always have to give service to stakeholders to get their points, put it together, determine the implications and recommendations. Then, go back and deliberate on how to implement the policies that will be set up.”
However, Mr Babajide Arulogun, said that the priority of the organization is to improve the quality of teachers and their career.
He added that Intellectual cafe is unusual because, it reaches to the authorities of education, practitioners and researchers.