From Femi Oyelola Kaduna
The Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) yesterday commenced a 30-day training of over 6,000 Primary and Junior Secondary School teachers under the Teacher Professional Development (TPD) programme.
This was disclosed by Director of School Services in the Board Hajia Halima Jumare
According to her, the training was in line with on-going reforms in the state’s basic education.
Jumare said that the training would be conducted in partnership with Universal Basic Education Commission.
According to her, teacher development is key in the state’s ongoingreform to strengthen quality education delivery at basic level.
“You cannot expect quality teaching and learning if you do not have quality teachers; our teachers need to be adequately train to effectively impact knowledge.
She identified the beneficiaries of the training to include care givers in Early Child Care Development Education (ECCDE), and English teachers of junior secondary schools on proficiency in English language.
Similarly the Executive Chairman of the board, Malam Nasiru Umar, said the organization will continue to train teachers to bridge knowledge and skill gap in the delivery of quality education.
Umar, however, emphasised that the board would carry out effective monitoring and supervision of teachers to ensure value for the money spent on training.
Hajiya Hauwa Suleiman of Federal College of Education, Zaria, a resource person in one of the training centres, described the training as apt.
One of the beneficiaries, Mr Samuel Augustine of Local Government Education Authority Primary School, Dogon Yaro, Kajuru Local Government Area, thanked the state government for organising the training.
Another teacher, Hauwa’u Maje, said that she had learned to improvise, using available materials around her as teaching aid and allow the children to take the lead in teaching and learning activities.