The SOS Hermann Gmeiner International School and Kindergartens national teachers’ workshop started yesterday at the school compound in Lumley.
Addressing a cross section of teachers from Makeni, Bo and Freetown, the National Education Adviser Sidee Yahya Koroma said that the workshop was to reflect on what “we have done for the past academic year, to look at the gaps that we were not able to detect or cover.”
He noted that as the new academic school year starts we would be on a better footing to administer quality education to children and adults in SOS school.
The National Director of SOS Sierra Leone Olatungie Woode told the teachers that he hoped that they will cover relevant topics that we have not yet covered and not to look at ourselves as a mirror.
Woode stated that, to carry out the SOS mission, vision and values for the 2007/2008 academic school years “we must work hard in all Kindergartens and Hermann Gmeiner International School.”
“When I say quality education at its best its means my self, I am determined to evaluate myself as national director in giving quality education not only to SOS children and youths but also to community children and youths” he declared.
He added that he hopes that “as we revive our performances at the last academic year, we will prepare ourselves better for 2007/2008 academic.”
The National Director stated that as the National Primary School Examinations (NPSE) and West African Senior Secondary School Certificates Examination (WASCE) results are out it serves as an eye opener of our lapses of areas that we need to improve because we want to reach high standards of education.
He admonished them saying “we have to be second to none in terms of delivering quality education in Sierra Leone.”