ZARIA – Gov. Muktar Yero of Kaduna State has said that the future of any nation depended strong on the quality of its teachers who will inculcate sound knowledge in the students.
He said this at the end of a five-day workshop with the theme “Learner-Centred Approach and Effective Classroom Management skills”, for teachers of Barewa College in Zaria on Friday.
The workshop was organised by Barewa Old Boys Association (BOBA) in collaboration with the National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), Kaduna.
Yero, who was represented by Alhaji Yahaya Aminu, the Chief of Staff, Kaduna Government House, observed that no nation could grow better than its teachers.
“We are committed to improving the quality of teachers in the state to improve the standard of education, moreover, the training and retraining of teachers to enhance their capacity remains our priority.”
While commending BOBA for the good initiative, the governor said the training would not only improve the quality of education in Barewa College, but in Kaduna State and Nigeria at large. [eap_ad_1] He described the effort as a source of inspiration that would ginger up political leaders to pay more attention to education.
In his speech, the Director-General, National Teachers Institute (NTI), Dr Aminu Ladan-Sharehu, urged the participants to make judicious use of the knowledge they had acquired to improve students’ performance.
Ladan-Sharehu, represented by Prof. Abubakar Suleiman, the institute’s Dean of Education, described Barewa as a pacesetter, and urged other old boys to emulate him for the growth and development of Nigeria.
Earlier, the BOBA National President, Dr Umar Mutallab, said, “This is a continuing development programme aimed at improving the performance of teachers for excellent results.
“Let me remind you that Barewa had produced talented Nigerians, including five presidents of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,’’ Mutallab said.
According to him, BOBA has opened a new progressive window through the initiative not only in the college but in the education sector.
Mutallab appealed to Kaduna State Government to keep the trained teachers together to enable the association monitor and evaluate what they had invested in.
Certificates of attendance were presented to participants at the end of the training session. (NAN)