LASUBEB and British Council Launch English Proficiency Training for Lagos Teachers”

In a landmark effort to enhance the English language skills of primary school teachers, reports that the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) in collaboration with the British Council inaugurated the Strengthening Teachers’ English Proficiency Training on Monday, June 24, 2024.

Hon. Jamiu Alli Balogun

The opening ceremony, held at the LASUBEB Multipurpose Hall, marked the beginning of an initiative to improve the classroom communication abilities of 2,000 primary school teachers across Lagos State.

In his address, Honourable Jamiu Alli-Balogun praised the Lagos State Government’s commitment to innovative educational initiatives, highlighting their alignment with global best practices. He emphasized the state’s dedication to upgrading all Lagos State Colleges of Education to university standards. “In Lagos State, we are setting the pace for others to follow,” he stated.

Hon. Dr Hakeem Shittu

Dr. Hakeem Babatunde Shittu, Executive Chairman of LASUBEB, underscored the importance of the partnership with the British Council. “This collaboration demonstrates our commitment to teacher development and excellence in education,” he said.

Mr. Jamiu Owolabi Falana

Mr. Owolabi Jamiu Falana, Permanent Board Member in Charge of the Teacher Professional Development (TPD) Department at LASUBEB, highlighted the global significance of English proficiency. “In our increasingly globalized world, English has become the language of opportunity, innovation, and progress. By strengthening our teachers’ English proficiency and communication skills, we are empowering them to provide our learners with a world-class education, preparing them for success in an ever-changing landscape,” he remarked.

The event saw the attendance of numerous dignitaries, including Honourable Jamiu Alli-Balogun, Lagos State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education; Dr. Hakeem Babatunde Shittu, Executive Chairman of LASUBEB; Lucy Pearson, Country Director of the British Council, represented by Mr. Chikodi; Dr. Fwanshishak and Dr. Albert from the British Council; and 40 facilitators.

Representatives from the Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN), Education Secretaries from the 20 Local Government Education Authorities (LGEAs), and participating teachers also graced the occasion.

The ceremony showcased the Lagos State Government’s commitment to public-private partnerships in the development of basic education. The initiative is seen as a significant step forward in equipping teachers with the necessary skills to deliver high-quality education, thus benefiting the future generations of Lagos State   .

Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde

Kaka Babatunde is a budding academic researcher and media enthusiast whose experience germinated in high school, attaining the Press Club presidency. As an iconic field reporter for 3 years, he is a writer, serial volunteer, and community cum youth development champion whose collaborative efforts have immensely contributed to nation-building in Epe LGA, Lagos, and Nigeria at large.

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