Nasarawa to train primary school teachers

From Francis Nansak, Lafia

The Nasarawa State Government will soon embark on training of primary school teachers, in its bid to uplift the standard of education in the state.

Nasarawa State Governor, Engineer Abdullahi Sule, stated this at the inauguration of the Chairman and members of the governing council of the College of Education, Akwanga, last Thursday.

According to the Governor, a train-the-trainer programme for primary school teachers will commence before the end of September, being part of the recommendations of a technical committee that recently carried out a baseline survey of schools across the state.

While reiterating the commitment of his administration to ensure that children in primary schools access quality education as foundation for higher education, Engineer Sule stressed the need for competent teachers, as well as a review of primary school curriculum.

“This administration is determined to ensure that at least, in the primary school level, we pass on to our children an excellent foundation, so that they can start up from there,” Governor Sule stated.

He urged the chairman and members of the governing council of the College of Education Akwanga, to live up to the task ahead, especially that the institution will produce the kind of teachers required by the state, in line with the educational policy, philosophy and vision of his administration.

The AUTHORITY reports that Engineer Sule, while receiving the report of the baseline survey from the technical committee headed by Professor Mohammed Isa Kida, had vowed to uplift the standard of education in the state, adding that God will not forgive him, if after realising the inherent decay, he leaves office without doing anything.

Earlier, the technical committee, which undertook a survey of 1,391 primary schools across the 13 local government areas of the state, disclosed that a large percentage of primary school teachers require training to be able to fit into the vision of the state government for education.

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