The Lagos State Government, through the Agency for Mass Education, has trained another batch of 250 Teachers for Adult Education under the ‘Eko Nke Koo’ program.
Speaking at the commencement of the second batch of training for these Teachers, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Education, Obafela Bank-Olemoh who represented Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, stated that the training of these facilitators is in line with the present administration’s promise to train 1,000 adult education teachers.
According to him, it is part of the states efforts to increase the literacy level of the State to 95% among Adult Learners.
He goes further to say that, more Adult Literacy Education Centres have also been opened in different parts of the State in a bid to gradually eradicate illiteracy among the State’s populace and achieve the set target.
Bank-Olemoh, therefore, implored participants to support the initiative by showing a high level of commitment and patience to the job.
Speaking also at the event, the Agency for Mass Education Director, Mrs. Oluwakemi Kalesanwo, pointed out,that the volunteer facilitators have a minimum of National Certificate of Education (NCE) or a higher qualification, plus a passion for teaching Adult Education classes.
She explained that apart from English and Mathematics, other subjects like Civic Education and Health topics would also be taught at these centres.
It would be recalled that the first batch of the Adult Education teachers were trained in January 2017.