KANO – No fewer than 600 unqualified secondary school teachers have so far enrolled in the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Kano Study Centre, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports
The Director-General of the Kano State Secondary School Management Board (KSSSMB), Alhaji Habib El-Yakub, made this known in an interview with the NAN in Kano on Wednesday.
El-Yakub said the programme, which was launched by Gov. Rabi’u Kwankwaso early this year, was aimed at assisting teachers who lacked the necessary qualification to further their studies.
“Most of the beneficiaries are women who for one reason or the other cannot go to conventional universities to study.
“Initially 400 teachers registered in the centre but now there are more than 600 teachers who are pursuing various degree programmes in the Open University,’’ he said. [eap_ad_2] He said the board would continue to encourage teachers who lacked the qualification to enrol in order to acquire the minimum teaching qualification.
The director-general called on married women to make the best use of the opportunity provided by the government to develop themselves.
El-Yakub said the board was collaborating with 12 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) firms to train secondary school teachers on ICT programme.
“The state government and a Canadian non-governmental organization had signed an agreement to make computer education accessible to all secondary school students in the state.
He said the Kano/Canadian project was expected to provide 100 computers for training of students, saying that some school had been selected for pilot programme. (NAN)[eap_ad_3]