Facebook has honoured an innovative Nigerian teacher, according to a report by NAN.
Dr Peter Ogudoro, has won an award by Facebook as one of the world’s amazing virtual community managers for developing a “most helpful and engaged educators’ platform called Nigerian Teachers’’.
This is contained in a media release made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) by the platform, Nigerian Teachers.
The platform said that the award by Facebook makes Ogudoro a member of the multinational corporation’s elite group of 131 outstanding community managers in the world.
The platform, the statement said, focuses on online teacher-training and attitude modification, has over 240,000 teachers from around the world, and provides free continuous professional development opportunities to them. “The platform is a peer-support community for teachers, who use the platform to follow trends in teaching, classroom management and school leadership.
“Parents also use the platform to learn effective parenting styles that enable them to collaborate with teachers for the global competitiveness of young people.’’
The statement said that the award was given under Facebook’s Community Accelerator Programme, under which the awardees receive resource support to scale their operations and promote engagement within their communities for a better world. It said that the Community Accelerator Programme was designed to guarantee about one year of sustained support for the award winners’ communities by Facebook., the platform said, created the group in 2016 as a positive response to the frustration he experienced while trying to get education policymakers in Nigeria to adopt and promote learner-centred approaches to teaching and effective career management systems.
It noted that Ogudoro’s methods could save the country billions of dollars and make Nigeria a net exporter of educational services.
Ogudoro expressed gratitude to Facebook for the Award and revealed that he was scaling up the platform to help governments around the world to train and retrain teachers for globally competitive education.