Lions Club International Foundation has announced a teachers training program for 1,500 teachers in Oyo tagged Lion Quest, on how to tackle bullying, truancy, drug abuse and other social vices among secondary schools’ students in the state.
Making the announcement at a three-day workshop in Ibadan, Oyo State capital, the Nigeria coordinator of Lions Quest, Kola Oyekanmi said that the scheme is a curriculum and evidence based program, with emphasis on training the youth on social emotional learning, strategies and techniques for young adults.
He said Nigeria is implementing the Lions Quest skills for the adolescent, targeting secondary schools.
He said a breakthrough has been made with the approval of the Oyo State Ministry of Education to implement the program in all the secondary schools in the state.
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He said the program focus is to get the adolescent educated in a conducive environment and consciously create and give them the opportunity to become responsible individuals of strong character.
He further said the first step of the implementation of the program is the training of teachers on the curriculum of Lions Quest.
He added that after the training, they will be certified and their certificates will be internationally recognized.
Oyekanmi said that the three basic learning skills that will be taught in the training include: skills for growing up, which is suitable for primary school pupils, skills for adolescent, which is meant for Junior Secondary School (JSS) ages and skills for adults, which suitable for Senior Secondary School (SSS) and undergraduates of higher institutions.