Teaching children decision-making skills – Commissioner of Lagos


Lagos State Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo has urged educators to teach children skills that will help them make the right decisions.

Adefisayo revealed this during the World Organization for Early Childhood Education 2022 three-day Continuing Professional Development Training for Educators, Lagos Chapter.

It was titled “Early Childhood Education in the 21st Century: Inspire, Explore, Create”.

She said: “The world our children are going to live in is very different, it is better to equip them with the skills to make decisions. What we need to teach them (children) are the skills to make the right decision, especially when faced with risky situations.

The Commissioner noted that it was important for children to receive an education from an early age, adding that each child was unique.

The President of OMEP, Lagos State Chapter, Bola Falore said that the activities planned for each day of the training were aimed at exposing educators to learning new skills in early childhood education.

She said: “Day one will be exploring 21st century teaching skills in early childhood and primary education.

“On the second day, we will work to encourage educators to integrate sustainable primary education into our teaching strategies in literacy and environmental exploration. On the third day, we will encourage educators to improve classroom assessment techniques. »

The Chairman of the Lagos State Universal Basic Education Council, Wahab Alawiye-King, represented by the council’s Chief Education Officer, Mr. Akande Oladiran, said it was important that educators be up to date with technology.

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