MAIDUGURI, North-East, Nigeria – The Borno State Government on Tuesday has commenced training of 800 newly recruited teachers at the Sir Kashim Ibrahim College of Education in Maiduguri.
The training is organised by the State Teaching Service Board in collaboration with Ilmu Ka’ande Education Consult Ltd.
Speaking at the flagg off of the training, Zulum, commended organisers of the programme and declared the occasion as a milestone achievement.
“I’m delighted to be in your midst on the occasion of the official opening ceremony of the training of the newly recruited Teachers into the state Teaching Service.
“This is indeed a milestone achievement in the history of the state Teaching Service Board,” he said.
While commending the verification exercise conducted by the Borno State Universal Basic Education on primary school teachers; Zulum directed the Secretary to the State Government, (SSG), to form a committee to also verify teachers in secondary schools.
“From now on, a training of train the trainers can also be organised from time to time to address teachers on modern methods of teaching.
“In view of this, I hearby direct the Ministry of Education, and TSB to liaise with Provosts and Management of Colleges of Education with a view to fashioning out teacher’s training exercises,” he said.
On the welfare of teachers, the Governor directed the SSG for immediate establishment of Zonal headquarters in the state.
He also directed all illegal occupants at the staff quarters, and premises of primary or secondary schools be made to vacate the facilities before end of March, with exemption of retirees who are yet to receive their entitlements.
Earlier, the Honourable Commissioner for education, Bello Ayuba, commended the Governor for the massive recruitment of teachers, which according to him is the highest in last three decades in the state.
“Let me start by a special tribute to His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Borno State, Prof Babagana Zulum, for approving the recruitment of 800 teachers to schools in Borno State. The highest ever, in more than 3 decades, no such employment was made in the state,” he affirmed.
Executive Chairman, Teachers Service Board, Prof Suleman Bello, was also full of praises for Zulum’s attendance at the occasion as a sitting Governor.
“This is a historic occasion in the sense that, it’s the first time in the history of the Board that teachers are recruited and trained before they get to the classroom.
“It’s equally historic because a sitting Governor is in attendance at a training of newly recruited teachers.”