Teachers of pupils with special needs have been urged to simplify teaching with more demonstrative teaching aids and modern techniques for improved understanding.
Special Adviser to the Governor on Primary Secondary and Technical Education, Mrs. Ronke Soyombo made the call at the School for Children with Special Needs, GRA, Sagamu, while assessing general conduct in the school.
According to her, for effective teaching to take place, teachers should breakdown the scheme of work in the lesson notes and interpret same to the barest minimum because of the special nature of the children involved.
Mrs. Soyombo said the pupils needed to be groomed for the possibility of a better future most importantly in word formation, Arithmetic, basic reading and writing skills, advising teachers not to relent in their efforts at instilling confidence in the pupils in order to expose their potentials.
Soyombo who expressed satisfaction at the general conduct of the children despite their challenges, appealed to them to co-operate with their teachers and caregivers, be diligent in their studies and vocational trainings towards fulfilling their ambitions, promising government’s better welfare package for the school.
The Head-teacher of the school, Mrs. Remilekun Olaniyan , while appreciating the Special Adviser, appealed for government’s assistance in addressing the numerous challenges facing the school such as transportation, inadequate classrooms, instructional materials, computer sets and specialised professionals for the pupils.