From the words of William Arthur Ward “The Mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires”.
No nation at the moment is at a dire need of a “great teacher” like South Sudan. This is because the world’s newest nation is at a defining moment in its social history. Most of the current social and political problems confronting South Sudan such as, ethnic conflicts, corruption, poverty, gender stereotype, poor democratization, to mention but a few can not just be surmounted by providing any form of education to the subsequent generations of the South Sudanese people, save for education provided by “great teachers”. It is possible to train the required number of teachers for a country within a given period and a specified resource envelope. It is however, a very difficult task to train great teachers who transcends the roles of telling, explaining and demonstrating but inspires.
It is upon this synopsis that YTTC is striving to make the difference. The college has taken upon itself to train teachers who will measure to the expectations of the nation. “We do not only train teachers who will be able to teach but we train teacher who will make the crux of the values for nation building.
To do this, we start with the tutors. Since a learner is as good as his/her teacher, the college through its extant human resource department delves for the outstanding tutors within the region. The proficient college management instills the college culture into the employs and blends this with continuous refresher workshops. The result is a venerated staff body capable of the job to train a new breed of professionals.
The recent seven days workshop facilitated by a seasoned curriculum specialist from Kyambogo University in the names of Dr. Bwayo John is a continued demonstration by the college to committee itself to making a difference in South Sudan. This college is surely committed to producing the “great teacher” for this nation. A teacher who will know how to get students into his/her corner without corning them. And a teacher who will provides exemplary leadership in overcoming the constraint of nation building. Long live YTTC.By Mono Robert HB