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Firm trains 100 teachers in Edo, Delta States for improved proficiency

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To improve proficiency in the teaching profession, Seplat Petroleum Development Company has trained about 100 teachers and 43 Chief Inspectors of Education (CIEs) drawn from Edo and Delta States.

Briefing journalists in Benin city at the kick-off of the training programme, General Manager, External Affairs and Communications, Seplat, Dr Chioma Nwachuku, said the teachers were provided training on teaching applications for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM), as well as leadership and self-improvement.

Nwachuku said Seplat is committed to enhancing the quality of education with its many educational programmes, offered through the company’s corporate social responsibility initiatives.

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She added that the training of teachers, under its educational programme tagged, Seplat Teachers Empowerment Programme (STEP) initiative, is aimed at promoting teachers’ creative thinking, allow higher student engagement, and offer a well-rounded education for recipients of the programme.

“ STEP made its debut in Benin City, Edo State, on November 23, 2020, and lasted five days for the first phase. The five-day residential workshop introductory phase kicks off a six-month programme specially designed for teachers, providing them training on teaching applications STEAM as well as leadership and self-improvement training.

“The training continues online with teachers receiving customised training modules on efficient pedagogical methods for STEAM education, as well as leadership and self-improvement training,’’ she said.

Nwachuku stated that Seplat developed an online resource centre, which provides access to inclusive learning, highlighting best techniques and practices for implementing STEAM teaching methods, and assists teachers to use such methods in the classrooms.

According to her, the e-platform will provide and connect teachers to a collection of STEAM resources, to enable them understand, teach and demonstrate effectively to their students.

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