THE Kebbi Government, has begun the training of 400 teachers in the field of arts and social sciences in order to improve their capacity of understanding and teaching methodologies.
Gov Atiku Bagudu, who declared the training open in Birnin Kebbi, on Monday, said the training was part of the government’s commitment to the transformation of the education sector.
“When I assumed office, I had embarked on schools inspection, what I saw represented the effect of underinvestment in the education sector.
“What we are doing today is an attempt to do better; and we will continue to do so as we continue to commit more resources in the education sector,” he said.
He said his administration would not relent in the efforts of initiating strategies that would transform the quality of education and produce students with sound and quality education.
Bagudu explained that the recent verification of teachers in the state was meant to ascertain the level of their abilities to teach children professionally.
Earlier, the Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Magawata Aliero, said the education ministry would ensure the transformation of the sector.
“This is not our first time of training teachers, we have so far trained 700 teachers: 200 on computers and 500 on core science subjects,” he said.
He called on teachers to use the opportunities to build on the capacities of their knowledge, adding, “The government will ensure that your welfare and entitlements are paid promptly”.