The Institute of Education at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, began a five-day training to develop the managerial capacities of 500 head teachers and other officials on basic education in Kaduna State.
Mr Tijjani Abdullahi, the Executive Chairman of the Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board, said that the training was funded by the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) in his address.
Abdullahi, represented by the Director of School Services, Malam Aliyu Idris, said that the trainings were taking place simultaneously in Zaria, Kaduna and Kafanchan.
According to him, the goal is to equip the head teachers with the necessary skills for effective and efficient management of basic education in the state.
“This is part of Gov. Nasiri El-Rufa’i-led administration’s efforts to improve the quality of education delivery at the basic level which is critical to the educational development of the state.
“We have over 30,000 teachers and head teachers in basic schools and we will continue to train and retrain them to keep tab with the best practices for quality teaching and learning,”Abdullahi said.
He identified other participants attending the training to include: School support officers and the officials of Kaduna SUBEB, the Ministry of Education and the Kaduna State Schools Quality Assurance Authority.