Nigeria Union of Teachers on Managing Educational Crises
The teachers’ union has given reasons why, despite the ongoing crisis in the country, they cannot do anything about it. The NUT’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr. Samuel Aruwan, explained while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja. He said that because of the democratic system in Nigeria, which gives every individual or group of people the right to express themselves, the union could not stop anybody from expressing their views on education in any way they deemed fit, as it was their democratic right.
What is the Teacher’s Unions’ mandate?
The Nigeria Teacher’s Union has become a voice for reform in an educational sector facing an unprecedented crisis. According to UNICEF, half of the Nigerian schoolchildren cannot read or write by age 12, and only 27% will make it to secondary school; many drop out along with teachers. Teachers often collect pay at public schools across Nigeria but never show up to work, said Shikongo (President of NUT). Children would rather skip school than attend under these conditions. As a result, Nigerian citizens struggle financially while being denied access to quality education. This is why our union decided to take action and promote change within government systems that have not met our nation’s standards. Our job as educators is to give children hope through education to reach their full potential and contribute positively to society. Educating students about corruption can help them avoid situations where they might be tempted to participate in unethical behavior. By teaching students how to navigate around corrupt people and practices, we can help them grow into leaders who will fight against corruption.
How are TUs structured?
Unions exist at all levels of schooling, including elementary, secondary, and higher education, but some represent more than one level. Some national unions also include teachers’ unions from public and private schools. TUs work closely with their parent organization (an umbrella union), which may advocate for teacher rights at a national level; many international organizations representing teachers also have affiliated TUs. However, it is important to note that each country has its own unique set of rules and regulations governing educational institutions and policymaking, making generalizations about unions difficult. Countries in Europe tend to have centralized systems for setting educational policies and monitoring progress toward goals—which can be very different from other world regions. For example, unions in Canada are generally decentralized: while they operate at local, provincial/territorial, and national levels, they do not operate as unified entities across provinces or territories. Each Canadian province or territory has its structure through which policy decisions are made by individual school boards elected by members of each board. Many Canadian school boards are only partially elected: while there are usually several positions open for election every year—often three to five—members often appoint people who will fill those seats until an election takes place.
What educational crises are there in Nigeria?
Nigerians experience educational crises within their schools. Some school children will not attend classes because they are hungry. Therefore, there needs to be a plan to get them food to school. Also, some kids don’t go to school because they have no shoes or clothes and lack a sense of self-worth. There needs to be a way to get clothing and shoes to have some self-worth and feel as if they can contribute educationally to their family and get an education. Therefore, Nigerians need to come together and create ways how we can address these crises so that our children can successfully receive an education in Nigeria. The question is, what are your thoughts? What is your opinion? Please write it down below! 🙂
Why are we having educational crises in Nigerian schools?
One of the main reasons Nigerian schools are experiencing educational crises is that there aren’t enough materials in schools. This means that students have to do with fewer resources and do not get a quality education. As a result, some students leave school for lack of quality education; others drop out altogether and join one of Nigeria’s many youth gangs or embark on an endless cycle of violence against each other and their communities. More than 20 million children between the ages of five and fourteen don’t go to school in Nigeria today. Find out how they can get back into classrooms?
How does the government respond to these crises?
The government has taken steps to prevent a repeat of these events, especially in response to recent events. In 2013, President Goodluck Jonathan created and implemented a committee known as The Presidential Committee on Education Sector Governance, with Dr. Zainab Ahmed serving as special adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan. The goal was to better prepare teachers and students for upcoming exams by monitoring schools during exam periods and strictly enforcing rules. Since then, Nigeria Education Minister Mallam Adamu Adamu has also started taking part in classroom observations in hopes that other teachers will feel more comfortable observing their peers during lessons if it’s something he does himself.
What should teachers do during crises in schools?
Teachers should maintain order and discipline during school crises by reducing or eliminating extra-curricular activities. In some cases, it may be necessary to lock down buildings to prevent students from leaving school grounds. Suppose students remain at school during a crisis. In that case, teachers should keep them calm and monitor their activity closely until officials from local police stations arrive to assist with managing potential incidents. If possible, teachers can call parents to come to pick up their children if they believe it is safer for them to do so. Teachers should keep students occupied with positive activities like singing songs or having classroom discussions about the school’s role in society. They also may want to contact local media outlets and request interviews regarding events occurring at their schools.
Conclusion and Recommendations
Several recommendations for schools and teachers to ensure that all learners perform optimally. The first recommendation is to be continuous study to improve teaching methods to improve retention rate and good performance. This is essential to eliminate factors responsible for low performance. Study areas include curriculum design, student engagement, instruction, and professional development. The second recommendation that educators should make is to ensure they use effective learning strategies in class to develop students’ reading, writing, and arithmetic skills. There are many ways teachers can motivate their students to boost their performance level in school activities such as soccer, tennis, or debate teams.