In Edo and Delta States, 206 teachers will be beneficiaries of the second edition of the NPDC/Seplat Petroleum Development Company PLC joint venture Teachers Empowerment Programme, known as STEP.
The Director of External Affairs and Sustainability of the programme, Chioma Nwachukwu, in her speech during the formal inauguration of commencement of the three-month programme, affirmed the beneficiaries include 200 teachers and six Chief Inspectors of Education.
Nwachukwu, who was represented by Esther Icha, Manager, Cooperate Social Responsibility, Seplat, revealed that the selection procedure of the beneficiaries started with an online test.
She affirmed that 874 teachers registered from all schools around Edo and Delta, adding that when the test was concluded, 200 teachers and six CIEs were selected.
“The teachers who are beneficiaries were drawn from 28 schools each from both states and also added that the strategy for selection includes five teachers, each representing every public schools and two from private schools,” she explained.
She said “The workshop was designed to empower teachers to enable them get access to the Seplat Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics app. The workshop was centred on leadership development training, as well as entrepreneur.
“Education has gone beyond just sitting in the class and giving concept. The teachers will now apply learning and demonstration, and that is why the STEM training is very critical in the nation building.
“Teachers will be train on modern learning techniques, critical thinking skills, problem solving skills, and the lesson notes.”