Continuous in Service Teachers Training for Public Primary School Teachers (CITPPST)​

we believe that supporting teachers in their professional development leads to improved outcomes for learners. 

Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) reported that between 40-50% of teachers in Nigeria are unqualified to teach in the classroom. This report was corroborated by our 2017 survey across 5 public schools in Lagos which showed that only 11% of teachers assessed could effectively teach in the classroom while majority of the remaining 88% required coaching in pedagogy and some in key subject areas like mathematics & English. This baseline assessment indeed shows a lack of competency which, unfortunately, affects at least half of the 497,318 pupils reportedly enrolled.

Currently, in Lagos public primary schools. The effect of this is that pupils graduate from primary school without being able to adequately read, write and process logical information. This is inevitably passed on to secondary and tertiary institutions. We can all agree that, in order for children to be successful, teachers must have the tools, subject-matter expertise, and colleagues they need to fulfill their important role.

Teachers are facing new challenges and changes in the education world and it’s important for them to equip themselves  with new knowledge and skills by attending in-service training in order for them to play an important and effective role as an educator,Good quality training and reflective practice are essential parts of a teacher’s professional life.

In 2018, we successfully retrained 236 teachers from 18 public primary schools in the 2018 Continuous In-service training for service. which began in January 2018. 70% of this project has been implemented. We have conducted 4 workshops and 4 lesson observations.

Key elements of the MEL framework are school based and sandwiched between workshops. M&E activities include classroom lesson observations and assessment based on key parameters listed below:

  • Subject Knowledge,
  • Lesson Plan
  • Classroom Arrangement
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Instructional Materials
  • Time Management
  • Teachers Comportment
  • Pupils Progress

The classroom teachers are rated either as OUTSTANDING, GOOD, REQUIRES IMPROVEMENT or INADEQUATE.

These training are currently done Face-to-face and run in training centers in selected LGEAs across Lagos – State. 

Our approach to training and professional development supports teachers to become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged.