Government to Spend N5.5billion on Training Teachers in 2012

The Federal Government has declared that it would spend N5.5 billion to train and develop about 150,000 teachers and education managers nationwide in 2012. This was revealed by the Minister of State for Education, Mr Nyesom Wike, in Bauchi at the launch of the “2012 Capacity Building Workshop’’ for basic education teachers and managers.

The workshop, which was aimed at ensuring that teachers and education managers, who were directly involved in education delivery were exposed to current trends in education policies, was organised by the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) in collaboration with Bauchi State Universal Basic Education Board.

At the workshop, the minister said, that teachers and managers of education would be exposed to management systems and teaching methodologies. “It is also to ensure that the training needs of each state are met irrespective of their peculiar nature… More importantly, it is to ensure judicious utilisation of the Federal Government intervention funds meant for teachers professional development programme and value for money”, the minister said.

According to him, the training and retraining of teachers have become imperative because the exercise will go a long way in improving deteriorating standards of education, especially at the basic level. “The Federal Government has spent N16.036 billion for the training of 512,675 teachers and education managers between 2009 and 2011,” the minister said.

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4 Comments

  • Stop this training and retraining of teachers, for that is never the solution to the low performance among students. If I may ask, are private school students performing better than their private counterparts? The fact remains that the govt have attached less importance to trends in Nigerian education.
    We need a govt regime that will declare state of emergency in education and give it a lift from its present state, remove it from concurrent list. Pay teachers handsomely and provide adequate facilities to schs, and weed out the charlatans among teachers if any. What about the teacher students ratio of 1:25, are you complying? All these should be done to keep Nigerian school children at par with their foreign counterparts.
    Go to public schs today and see a decayed infrastructure, and you are here telling us training and retraining. I’m sure this was borne out of cashing in on the populace to share our sovereign wealth fund. Truth telling is anathema in the Nigerian public discourse.

  • This program is really good 4 both public and private schs. It will go a long way in developing d educational system in nigeria. Infact there is a nongovernmental organization that is already committed 2 help train teachers effectively, and give certificate of attendance and a hand book.With the support of the FGN, this organization will go a long way in rebranding the educational sector in Nigeria. Follow us on twitter: @MM_Worldonline to get more information.

  • why are wasten our money n dis country. If i may ask c it all dis money mentn dat w are using.pls govt w shouldn’t deceit oursevles, u govt. Hw can u say dat u ppl spent big among of money to train teachers; my ? C hw many are teacher are quality among 1 u hv train.

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