By Maryam Abeeb, Abuja
The Victims Support Fund has said that it is planning to train 1,200 teachers from Adamawa, Borno and Yobe in 2020 to enhance their capacities as part of its intervention in the education sector in the North East.
The Executive Director of the agency, Prof. Sunday Ochoche, disclosed in Yola at the opening of a training workshop for head teachers from Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States.
The training was on acquisition of pedagogy skills, classroom management, safety and psycho social
Ochoche, who noted that VSF had intervened in the areas of health, peace building and reconstruction, said the education sector had been receiving special attention because of its unique role in addressing the root cause of the insurgency.
He said that apart from reconstruction and rehabilitation of schools equipped with teaching and learning materials, about 200,000 children living in the affected states had received support from the fund.
He added that VSF plans to add additional 50,000 children in 2020.
“This year we are providing training for 1,200 teachers. We also have 50,000 pupils that would be added into our education support programme.
“We are also introducing a new component for school inspectors because we want to strengthen the monitoring and evaluation process,” Ochoche said.
While reiterating the commitment of VSF towards rebuilding and restoring hope in the North-East, he lauded the support and cooperation from affected states, local government authorities and other stakeholders.