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Board begins training of 240 teachers in Jigawa




The Jigawa State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) said on Saturday that it had begun the training of 240 teachers towards promoting quality education.

The Chairman of the board, Alhaji Salisu Zakar, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Hadejia that the training was part of a comprehensive refresher programme designed for both teaching and non-teaching staff at the basic education level.

Zakar said that the training was also designed to expose teachers to modern teaching methodologies and techniques.

According to him, the board is conducting the training in collaboration with the state government, the Education Sector Support Initiative, and the Teacher Development Programme.

The training is in batches and it is a continue process,” he said.

He stated that participants have been drawn from primary and junior secondary schools.

Zakar told NAN that the Board plans to train education secretaries and other staff of Local Education Authorities, towards ensuring effective management and administration of schools.

According to him, the state government has concluded plans to recruit teachers to address the shortage of teachers.

Zakar underscored the importance of addressing the shortage of teachers, saying that it would provide a vibrant teaching and learning environment.
We intend to increase the number to make up for the shortage of teachers in schools.

The board will also put in place effective inspection mechanism to check truancy among teachers,” zakar said.

Zakar added that the board will soon embark on school rehabilitation projects and evolve measures to improve teachers’ welfare.

The chairman reiterated government’s commitment to implementing sound policies and programmes that would help raise standards in the sector. (NAN)

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