By Martha Agas
Jos – The Industrial Training Fund (ITF) has trained 65 teachers and donated 210 desks to two schools in Plateau, its Director-General, Mr Joseph Ari, said on Thursday in Jos.
Ari, who said that the gesture was part of ITF’s corporate responsibility to its host community, identified the benefiting schools as Government Science School, Kuru, and St. Joseph Vianney Minor Seminary, Barkin-Ladi.
He said that the schools also received various teaching aids to improve the quality of service delivery.
According to him, ITF donated 20 computers to the two schools and renovated the sick bay at the seminary.
“We also converted the school dispensary of the Science School, Kuru to a sick bay, and provided the required equipment and drugs,” he said.
The ITF boss said that teachers’ development had remained a major concern of the ITF because they constituted a major factor in the provision of quality education.
He said that ITF had also provided practical experience to students in 311 tertiary institutions using the Students Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES).
“We are also working with Nigeria Employers Consultative Association (NECA) to train workers on technical skills in 24 organisations,” he said.
He said that ITF had also extended such gesture to technical schools in Benin and Federal Technical College, Awka, in Anambra.