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FG earmarks N5.5bn for teachers’ training

| July 11, 2012 More

Minister of State for Education, Chief Nyesom Wike

Federal Government  is to  spend N5.5bn on the training  about 150,000 teachers and education managers nationwide this year.

The Minister of State for Education, Mr Nyesom Wike, said this on Monday in Bauchi at the inauguration of the 2012 Capacity Building Workshop for basic education teachers and managers.

The workshop was organised by the Universal Basic Education Commission in collaboration with Bauchi State Universal Basic Education Board.

Wike said the programme was aimed at ensuring that teachers and education managers, who were directly involved in education delivery were exposed to current trends in education policies.

According to him, they will  also be exposed to management systems and teaching methodologies.

The minister said, “It is also to ensure that the training needs of each state are met irrespective of their peculiar nature.

“More importantly, it is to ensure judicious utilisation of the Federal Government intervention funds meant for teachers professional development programme and value for money.”

Wike said  without qualified and effective teachers, all efforts geared toward   qualitative education would be fruitless.

He added  that teachers would be able to perform effectively if they were well trained and equipped.

According to him, the training and retraining of teachers have become imperative because the exercise will go a long way in improving deteriorating standards of education, especially at the basic level.

“The Federal Government has spent N16.036bn for the training of 512,675 teachers and education managers between 2009 and 2011,’’ he said.

Category: Bauchi State News

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