Over 200 Teachers Trained On Character Education Program In FCT

Two Hundred and Fifty Teachers have beneftted from the just concluded Character Education Program, organized by the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification in collaboration with FCT Universal Basic Education Board UBEB) in Abuja.

The Program which was conducted in batches for selected Teachers in the six Area Councils of the FCT was to equip teachers with basic skills for effective classroom management.

At the closing ceremony, Director, Special Program Center, Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council, Mr David Omole who spoke on the importance of character education in schools, said it’s implementation would curb immoral behaviors in the society.

” All the subjects contains element of character education, I think the problem is its implementation, if a teacher who is teaching Biology begins to teach the pupils the good use of the central parts of the body, he is already teaching character education. Until we bring that to focus in all the subjects we may not get it right” he said.

Some of the teachers who spoke with Kapital FM, expressed gratitude to the organizers of the program and said it is a national call to invest on character education for the betterment of our economy.

One of the teachers Mr Boshi Nacinth said ” I have learnt a lot at this training and I promised to teach my students even my neighbours importance of character education ”

Another teacher, Mrs Blessing Peter said ” it is our responsibility to teach others good character to sanitize our society of immoral altitude “.

While expressing his gratitude, Mr Onyani Aliu  a beneficiary, said “We all need to exhibit good character where ever we find ourselves. it is very wrong to point accusing finger on the government or individual, change begins with me and you”

Earlier, the organizer of the training and National President Family Federation for world Peace and Unification Rev George Ogurie advised the teachers not to relent in fulfilling the mandate of the training.

“If we are talking about correction and change in our society, we must always examine ourselves and make sure we are doing the right thing.

” The need for character education is for you as a teacher to help the pupils understand the ideal standard of the society ”

The Teachers were presented a certificate of participation and a cash gift to teachers who performed excellently during the Teaching Competition.

By: Julian Osamoto/Abuja

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