A call has gone to policy makers in the country to restrategise by making teachers’ institutes residential in order to curb all forms of moral decadence and to also restore the glory inherent in the teaching profession as it existed in the olden days.

The Dean of the School of Postgraduate Studies of Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Prof. Mushay Ogundipe made the call recently at an interactive session organised by the Centre for Human Rights and Gender Education (CHURGE) of the Institution for members of the University Community.

Prof. Ogundipe who spoke on the theme: “CHURGE: DEVELOPMENTAL CHALLENGES AND ISSUES OF PROGRESS” noted that the call became inevitable due to the high rate of indiscipline among would-be teachers who are expected to be beacons and future of the teaching profession in the country.

Prof. Ogundipe, who is the pioneer Director of CHURGE , further called for the rejuvenation of the Centre as well as review of some of the programmes of the Centre with a plea to the University Management to make the tenure of office of the Centre Director 2 years which can also be renewed for another term of 2 years and with the appointment of a Deputy Director.

He, however, called for proper funding of the Centre by the the Management, part of which is the provision of a permanent office which is in addition to the basic needs that would make the Centre function effectively in order to serve its clients better.

In her remarks, the Visiting Professor to the Centre, Prof. Stella Odebode commended the pioneer Director of the Centre for laying a good foundation with call to all members of staff that were interested in writing papers for the Centre journal to please submit such publication in earnest.

In the same vein, the Director, CHURGE, Prof. Abosede Ewumi promised the University Community more awareness and sensitisation on conferences in the months to come.

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