From Muhammad Ibrahim, Kaduna
Supervising Minister of Education, Barrister Nyesom Wike, yesterday said very soon, the training on: ‘Strengthening of Science and Mathematics Education’ (SMASE) project would be extended to tertiary Institutions across the country.
The minister said primary and secondary school teachers are not the only people that would benefit from the training.
The minister, who disclosed this at the opening ceremony of SMASE Cycle ll, 3rd cohort training, held in Kaduna, said in this country there are teachers with 10 years’ experience in teaching who have never attended any training course.
“We are working very hard, because we believe in SMASE programme. We intend to extend the project to secondary school teachers; because it is not only primary school teachers that should be trained; we are also going to extend the training to lecturers in the tertiary institutions.
“We have already entered agreement on how to involve lecturers in SMASE programme”, he added.
The Minister, represented by National Coordinator SMASE, Chimeze Agwui
said the minister really wants to ensure that SMASE project is sustained in Nigeria.
Declaring the event open, Director-General NTI, Associate Professor, Aminu Ladan Sharehu said teachers training is a very important business because without quality teachers there will never be a quality education in the country.
He expressed the institute’s readiness and commitment to ensure that the SMASE is extended to not only primary, secondary but tertiary institutions in the country.