Teachers trained to use newspapers as instructional tools
Posted Tuesday, October 15 2013 at 01:00
Jinja- At least 42 primary head teacher and teachers from the districts of Kamuli, Mayuge and Jinja have acquired skills in using Newspapers in Education (NiE) project as a teaching guide to promote the reading culture within primary schools.
The training was organised by Jinja Area Communities Federation(JIACOFE), a community based organisation funded by Child Fund in partnership with the Daily Monitor at Travel Hotel in Jinja on Saturday.
Mr Allan Sempala, the brand activations supervisor from the Daily Monitor, demonstrated to the participants and guided them on how to use the newspapers as learning material for the pupils. He said the education system has changed of recent with new words that demand for different approaches from teachers to enable pupils grasp content in class.
The teachers, who were overwhelmed by the importance of the project in the promotion of a reading culture in the schools have called upon other organisations to give a hand to support NiE projects to enable pupils perform better.
A head teacher who spoke on condition of anonymity said many children in schools do not borrow textbooks for fear of being punished if they damaged them, adding that with the NiE project, both teachers and pupils should brave for better results.
Ms Jennifer Nyamijumbi, the programme officer Child Education, said NiE has created writing, reading and debating clubs in primary schools and called upon teachers not only to see newspapers as news materials but also as an educational aid for learning new words