Corona rewards workers, harps on technological education
To recognise and appreciate workers for showing great effort in accomplishing its mission, Corona Schools’ Trust Council has celebrated its teaching and non-teaching staff.
The yearly programme, themed “Revisit; Innovate; Soar: Running with the Vision,” as usual featured various forms of entertainment and award presentation to deserving members of staff.
Chief Executive Officer of the school, Mrs. Adeyoyin Adesina, in her remarks said the yearly exercise affords the governing board the opportunity to recognise and honour workers for their excellent performances.
She said the staff award and recognition day is a day set aside to celebrate the unique achievements of members of staff who are distinguished for moulding lives and imparting knowledge.
She added that the programme, which started in 2007, was conceived as a yearly programme to recognise teachers, who have made significant inputs in the previous academic session.
Commenting on the theme, she tasked the staff to look at innovation and bring newness into what they do, adding that “it is the reason we are looking at revisiting and of course, taking up as the eagle, soaring and running with the schools’ vision.”
Urging the staff members never to relent in their hard work but to remain committed to the development of the school, she charged them to continue to reaffirm their commitment to the total development of pupils and students, as well as take Corona to greater heights.
Highlighting that Information and Communications Technology (ICT) has changed the face of learning in the contemporary world, Adesina used the occasion to appeal to Nigerian teachers to endeavour to deploy ICT in teaching and learning, as well as other spheres of life.
She explained that any teacher or school that is not conversant with ICT will not only be left behind in the area of teaching and learning, but also in life generally.
“If you do not bring yourself up-to-date with technology, you find out that you will remain in the Dark Age. Many advanced countries are replacing humans with robots and all other IT-based resources and machineries, so teachers in the country must be abreast of new developments in the technological sector,” she said.
Stating that Corona pays attention to ICT as the Trust Council invests a lot in the procurement of modern ICT facilities, she added, “This is the digital age and we cannot limit the children to just what they learn from the textbooks or what the teacher tells them in class.”