Ekiti SUBEB Partners NIEPA To Train Newly Recruited Teachers


By Bodunde Tenabe, Ondo

Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has flagged off Capacity Building Workshop for the newly recruited teachers of the Board. The training programme for over 1400 teachers took place at the Pope John Paul pastoral centre, Ikerre road, Ado-Ekiti.

The Executive Chairman, Ekiti SUBEB, Prof Femi Akinwumi, who made this known in Ado-Ekiti while speaking at the opening ceremony of a 3- Day training programme for newly recruited primary school teachers in the state explained that personnel trained on Skill Improvement and Efficient Delivery of Basic Education in Classroom Setting. According to him, Training of Teachers is an integral part of the general education system in Nigeria as teachers influence the growth and development of a nation. Teachers must be equipped with the necessary updated and current training activities that can make them function optimally in their various disciplines for better outcomes. He also stressed that the training was a manifestation of the harmonious working relationship between Ekiti SUBEB and the National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), Ondo. Akinwumi commended the Director General and Chief Executive Officer for paving the way for the ongoing National transformation in the basic education sector, particularly in the areas of capacity development of education managers. The SUBEB Boss urged participants in the training programme to pay rapt attention to the resource persons so that the programme would have the required multiplier effect when they get to their various schools.

Declaring the workshop open, The Secretary to the Government of Ekiti State, Mrs. Abibath Adubiaro, described the workshop as a rare opportunity for the teachers to acquire new skills, update their knowledge base and also redefine teaching techniques. The SSG encouraged participants to approach each session with an open mind, eager to absorb new knowledge and explore innovative approaches to education. Embrace every challenge for growth and transformation, for it is through continuous learning and improvement that you can make a lasting impact on the lives of our students she said. 

Also speaking at the event, the NIEPA Director General Prof Olivet Jagusah, represented by the Ag. Head of the Training and Research Department, Dr. Samson Oyeromi, stressed the importance of training and retraining teachers to achieve efficiency in the basic education sector. Jagusah commended the present administration in the State for taking full advantage of UBEC intervention programmes to reposition basic education in Ekiti state.

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