Kaduna begins induction for 27,000 teachers
The induction, which commenced yesterday, would be held in 254 centres across the 23 local councils of the state.
Executive Chairman of the board, Nasiru Umar, told journalists that the participants included 15, 409 newly recruited teachers and 11, 591 older ones, adding that the induction was a crucial step to welcome the new teachers into the teaching profession.
He said the step was necessary even as the teachers possess their National Certificate of Education (NCE) and B. Ed certificates but lacked experience for effective teaching.
According to him, the old teachers also needed to be equipped with new teaching method for quality effective teaching and learning.
He pointed out that the new teachers would be posted to schools immediately after the training based on areas of need.
Umar added that after the induction, the head teachers would also be trained on effective school management.
At the Local Education Authority (LEA) Primary School on Maiduguri Road, one of the induction centres, the board’s Permanent Secretary, Shehu Raubilu, urged the teachers to be teachers and not cheaters.
He also urged them to be role models, saying: “If you are good, society will be good but if you are bad, society will be bad.
“I want to assure you that we will supervise you to ensure that you deliver nothing, but the best. Anything short of that, you will find yourself out.”
Education Secretary of Kaduna North Local Council, Umar Aliyu, also urged the new teachers to give their best and support the state government to provide quality education to primary school pupils in the state.
One of the new teachers, Abdullahi Suleiman, expressed happiness for being among the lucky ones and thanked the state government for giving him the opportunity to serve.
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