THE SCOUT ASSOCIATION OF NIGERIA ORGANIZED 3RD NATIONAL TRAINERS CONFERENCE IN BENIN CITY NIGERIA
20. Jan 2014
Just after the conclusion of the 1st National Executive Committee meeting at Oba Akenzua International Scout Camp at Ogba Benin City in December 2013, then came the 3rd National Trainers Conference, organized by the Nigeria Scout Association Training Team under the leadership of Mr. Esan Israel Idowu, the NHQ Commissioner for Training & Development/National Training Commissioner. The conference tagged: “Re-Branding Scouting: Training as a Tool and Challenges ahead”.
In attendance were over 120 Trainers from every nooks and crannies of Nigeria. Some of the Training programs and topics that were treated are:
1. Scouting Administration and Management
2. The Roles of Training in Scouting
3. The Training Schemes and Educational Methods in Scouting
4. Training Systems and Supports
5. Operating the Training System- Change Management.
6. Training Administration and Management and
7. Inaugurations of various Training Committees.
In order to take Training to the base, the Training Unit has been decentralized into Zones, with Six Zonal Training Commissioners (Assistant National Training Commissioners) appointed for the Six Geopolitical Zonal. The Goal of this decentralization is to build “Directional Training process in Scouting” whereby Training shall be disseminated simultaneously at different Geopolitical Zones at the same time. This effort is to develop Scouts and their Leaders through the Skills of Scouting which will further enhance Training Capacities within the Nigeria National Scout Organization.
As part of the Training Traditions, some of our Veteran Trainers were appointed by the Chief Commissioner, Olusoga Sofolahan-Atibioke (Olori Omo Oba), as Deputy Camp Chiefs and Assistant Deputy Camp Chiefs. The program also witnessed the appointment of Prince James Adeolu Oyelami, as the Assistant Chief Commissioner, Adult Resources and Training Department. Equally in attendance at the National Trainers Conference was the Nigeria Adult Resources Commissioner, Apostle Tola Adenekan, the Nigeria International Commissioner, Captain Farouk Ibrahim (Rtd) and many National Headquarters Commissioners. At the close of the Conference, Twenty Six States were in attendance, Six States sent in apologies. We wish the National Training Commissioner Success as various Training are disseminated throughout the Country.