By SundiataPOST, Abuja The Kebbi State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) would train 2,250 teachers and 135 supervisors in the new cluster school programme introduced by the government.
The Chairman of the board, Alhaji Haruna DanKatsina, made the disclosure on Thursday in Birnin Kebbi at the inauguration of the programme.
DanKatsina said N150 million would be spent on the training to be conducted in phases in 45 centres.
He said the 50 selected teachers from 10 schools in each centre would be trained in 10 weeks in the first phase of the programme, expected to train others.
He added that “the training will be conducted at the weekends between November 2013 and February 2014.
“There will be effective monitoring of the programme to detect and solve problems in the course of the exercise.’’
The board chairman said the trained teachers would in turn mentor others between Wednesdays and Thursdays on weekly basis.
The Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Sama’ila Kamba, commended the board for training and re-training of teachers in the state, saying the training would enable the teachers to meet modern challenges in the profession.
He appealed to teachers to embrace the training and assured that the government would pay the counterpart funding promptly to sustain the training.