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Nasarawa government embarks on training of primary School teachers

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By Abubakar Lawal Lafia

In line with his desire and determination towards providing quality education for citizens of Nasarawa State, Governor, Abdullahi Sule has revealed government’s plan to train primary school teachers as first step for attainment of education.

“As adage goes that if a child has a sound educational background at the primary school level he/she’s knowledge foundation is guaranteed.

The governor stated this at the inauguration of the Chairman and members of the governing council of the College of Education Akwanga, in Lafia.

” Train-the-trainer programme for primary school teachers will commence before the end of September, being part of the recommendations of a technical committee that recently carried out a baseline survey of schools across the state.

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He re-affirmed his administration commitment toward ensuring that children in primary schools access quality education as foundation for higher education in the state, “hence there is a need for competent teachers to teach in the primary schools. He added.

“This administration is determined to ensure that at least, in the primary school level, we pass onto our children an excellent foundation, so that they can start up from there,” he stated.

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Sule used the occasion to charge the chairman and members of the governing council of the College of Education Akwanga, on the task ahead of them, especially that the institution will produce the kind of teachers required by the state, in line with the educational policy, philosophy and vision of his administration.

CAPITAL POST reports that Sule, received report of the baseline survey from the technical committee headed by Professor Mohammed Isa Kida, with assurance of the standard of education in the state.

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“If I do anything short of what is expected of doing, God will not forgive me considering the inherent decay in the sector and leaving office without doing the needful.

It would be recalled that the technical committee, which undertook a survey of 1391 primary schools across the 13 local government areas of the state, disclosed that a large percentage of primary school teachers require training to be able to fit into the vision of the state government educationally.

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