Western Education Director urges graduate teachers to be focused, organized

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A section of graduands who graduated from Lugari Diploma Teachers Training College
A section of graduands who graduated from Lugari Diploma Teachers Training College

Teachers have been urged to be more organized and fully focus on their work to deliver quality results. Speaking during the second graduation ceremony held at the Lugari Diploma Teachers Training College, the Western regional director of education Stephen Barongo asked teachers to always aspire to climb higher professionally.

He advised the graduands to always observe professional code of conduct and perform their duties in a well organized manner saying teachers were great stakeholders in the education sector. “I expect you to come out as very organized teachers, you know in this world the only people that are known to be organized are teachers because we work with plans, lesson plans, scheme of work and so on,” said Barongo.

He also advised the graduands to continue learning and discover the use of modern technology to adopt and adapt to the new skills of teaching.

“You must always be ahead of learners in all ways so that they  can look at you and get inspired. A teacher who will go above and beyond impressing continuous development up to VIP level in everything you do, don’t make a comfort zone in the first school you will be employed, you are still young and you can grow and become anything you want to be after we have given you the powers as a teacher,”  said Barongo.

With the introduction of the Competence Based Curriculum the education boss urged the grandaunts to ensure they undergo the in-service CBC trainings that will be mounted soon by the ministry of education.  

He appealed to the teacher to be good role models that can be emulated by the learners and the community at large. “I want to remind you that learners will learn more by observing the way you carry yourself around, please go out there and be a good role model for them to emulate, let them learn from you the core living values of love, respect, responsibility, accountability and transparency so that they see a teacher who is responsible,” said the education boss.

Elsewhere, Barongo congratulated Lugari Teachers Training College for emerged the best in the country for the second consecutive year in examinations. 

He said the college was ranked the best in the country in teacher education, due to the quality of lecturers at the institution and the commitment of the students, an attitude that has given the grandaunts an ability to compete at the global arena.

The college principal Mrs. Anne Esese said the college has CBC compliant lecturers to help students have a better understanding of the new curriculum that they will be teaching in high school soon.

During the ceremony, a total of 144 graduands were awarded Diplomas in Teacher Education after successfully undergoing training in different subjects combinations.