By Noah Ocheni, Lokoja
The Zonal Inspector of National Youths Service Corps (NYSC) Lokoja, Mr. Etsu Muazu Idris over the weekend tasked teachers to be God fearing and efficient in their teaching profession.
The Zonal Inspector gave the charge during a personal Community Development Service (P-CDS) project with the Theme “Efficiency in Teaching” organized by a serving Corp member in Kogi State, Blessing Attah
Mr. Etsu who urged teachers to be of noble character and selfless in executing professional duties, pointed out that teachers are nation builders and their contributions can never be overestimated.
He however, thanked the Corper for the initiative and enjoin others to emulate such spirits in their various hosts communities.
In a lecture titled ‘Indispensable teacher and how a teacher can guide a child in discovering his purpose and destiny’, the proprietress of Kogi Academy, Mrs. Mary Egwuda stated that a teacher can help their wards attain its full potential regardless of the way they measure success.
According to her, “teachers must be able to motivate her wards, inspire them, guild them against all forms of social vices and have a sound knowledge of their subjects”.
She further disclosed that for a teacher to be effective and efficient, he or she must have a teaching plan, a sense of purpose, good rapour with her/his students, initiate positive attitude, communicate with parents and attending trainings and workshops for capacity building.
Earlier in her remarks, the convener of the program, Corper Blessing Attah disclosed that the project was birthed out of her strong passion and burden for teaching adding that her experience in teaching environments has showed that teachers are in most cases not adequately taken care of, not minding that the state of mind goes a long way on how he/she impact knowledge on students.
In her words “as a result of the teaching profession lacking efficiency, my project is directly targeting teachers to equip themselves with the right knowledge to enable them reach out to students positively.
“In every field of career, efficiency, diligence and excellence are major key to excel, and for a teacher to impact knowledge, he must cultivate the spirit of efficiency as it depict the whole essence of what teaching should be” she stated.
“Students with slow assimilation deficiency are mostly term to be dullard and being a victim of mockery, low self esteem among peers, such students should be focused and carried along in the class to create that sense of belonging among other students in the class.” she added.
She therefore stressed the need for personal home lessons be organized for such students as it will help in determining the child’s weak points and as well create a proper environment for the child to be free in asking questions for clarification.