Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
Total Education Development Academy, TEDA, Eke-Owerri, Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia State, has introduced more practical courses and equipment to boost the curriculum for students as it prepares for the 2022/2023 academic session.
Proprietor of the School, Dr Godson Dinneya, told Ikengaonline that the vision was to groom a generation of ICT gurus that could favourably compete with the West in the ICT world.
He said that the idea behind the newly introduced subjects and ICT equipment was to prepare the students ahead of the new academic session.
According to him, “TEDA has introduced and equipped an Information and Communication Technology workshop to add to the six workshops it had for technical subjects. It now offers Phone and Computer Maintenance (PCM) classes designed to empower the students in ICT-based entrepreneurship and self-reliance after secondary school.
“Five well-equipped workshops offer practical experience in automotive technology, woodwork, metalwork, electrical and electronics, and more.
“TEDA also offers Early Science Education for its junior school students. It offers JSS1-3 students the opportunity to discover their true potential early by exposing them to Basic Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Economics and Further Mathematics. Dinneya asserts that “this is in line with international standard and to groom them to rule their world at an early age.”
Continuing he said, “In addition to our well-equipped Cultural and Creative Arts Studio (CCA), TEDA has introduced music classes powered by Kharismates Music Academy, Nigeria, where students are taught how to sing and play different musical instruments such as violin, cello, saxophone, keyboard, guitar and more.”
Recall that TEDA emerged Best School in Junior Science in the International Olympiad Competition in 2019/2020 as its students came first, third, fourth, fifth and seventh out of the best ten students.
TEDA also won overall first and third positions in junior sciences and Best Girl in Junior Sciences (Queen of the Junior Sciences).
The Abia State Ministry of Education named TEDA the Best Government-approved Junior Secondary School for 2020/2021 and the second position among Government-approved Senior Secondary Schools in the state.
Interestingly, TEDA was the best overall school in the Senior School Certificate examination by WAEC in 2020 for producing the best aggregate result.
Currently, over 800 students are enrolled with full boarding at TEDA.
It is also said to be the choice of many Nigerians abroad who want to bring home their children or wards for studies at home for acculturation without fear of losing standards.
The proprietor maintained that the hope of producing world-class ICT gurus and best hands in the field of science has remained a priority at TEDA.