The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Idiat Oluranti Adebule has said instructional materials are valuable to modern teaching and learning.
Speaking at the Grand Finale of the Lagos State Festival of Instructional materials last Tuesday, Dr Adebule, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr Adesina Odeyemi, said teachers should learn to make them from locally-available resources and use them in their classes.
She said the festival, which had as theme: “Effective use of instructional materials in inclusive education: Making room for diverse learning needs” was designed to encourage creativity among teachers and pupils.
She implored teachers to take advantage of the Education Resource Centre to update their knowledge and get new ideas about various instructional materials that could concretise learning.
The Deputy Governor said research had shown that using locally-made learning resources made learning easier and more interesting.
Earlier, the Director, Administartion and Human Resources, Mrs Folashade Lediju, in a welcome address delivered on behalf of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, said the use of Instructional materials and educational technology provides equal of opportunities in the process of teaching and learning.
The guest speaker, Dr. S. O. Adenle said instructional materials encourage creativity among teachers and students and made learning easier.
During the festival, primary and secondary schools showcased locally-made instructional materials they produced.
Judges adjudged Education District IV, Sabo, the District with the best Instructional materials while Ogudu Senior Grammar School, Oriwu Senior Grammar School and New Era Girls Senior School were the top three schools in the secondary school category.
In the primary school category Mini Resource Centre Primary School, Wesley Primary School, and Army Primary School, Alimosho came First, Second and Third.