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Sokoto Begins Training Of 3,374 Primary School Teachers | The Precision

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As part of efforts to overcome challenges bedeviling the
education sector, 3,374 primary school teachers in Sokoto State have started an
intensive training program to update their knowledge and acquaint themselves
with modern teaching techniques.

The training, executed under the Teacher Professional
Development Programme of the state Universal Basic Education Board, will be
attended by teachers in the 23 local government areas of Sokoto State.

Speaking at the flag off ceremony in Sokoto, Governor
Aminu Waziri Tambuwal restated the commitment of his
administration to improve the capacity of teachers in the state through regular
training and re-training.

Represented by the state commissioner of
Basic and Secondary Education, Dr. Muhammad Jabbi Kilgori, Tambuwal said the
measure was necessary in order to provide quality education in the state.

“Training and retraining of teachers is
necessary so as to successfully achieve the desired objective in education in
the state.

The workshop which is organised in collaboration
with the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), is also aimed at building
the capacity of the beneficiaries in the state.

Tambuwal said the state government would
continue to give priority attention to the education sector to ensure effective
teaching/ learning in the schools.

“As you are aware, for the third year
running, the education sector got the highest budgetary allocation of over
N67.5 billion, representing 26.1 per cent of the total estimates.

“So with the attention given to teachers’
welfare, quality and commitment will surely improve the standard of our
learning environment in the state.

“I believe with the highly resource persons
to conduct this workshop, we will successfully achieve the desired need of
improving the capacity of our teachers,” he added.

The Governor called on the participants to
make the best use of the opportunity to improve their knowledge and ensure the
success of the training.

In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor NOUN,
Prof. Abdalla Adamu, commended the state government’s efforts toward providing
quality education in the state.

Adamu, represented by the Deputy Vice
Chancellor Academic, Prof. Joy Eyisi, said “the Sokoto state government effort
in ensuring qualitative education could not be over emphasized.

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“This will go a long way in ensuring quality
education for the citizens and enable more productive and developed society,”
she said.

The Executive Chairman Sokoto SUBEB, Alhaji
Bello Danchadi, expressed   appreciation to the state government for its
support to ensure the success of the workshop.

“It is my sincere hope that the participants
will utilise the knowledge gained from the training to improve the standard of education
in the state.

“The aim of the workshop is to promote their ability to
teach effectively in the 21st century with a view to making them effective. This
is meant to build capacity of Principals of schools.”

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