Written by Godfrey AKON

UBEC, institutions pledge to improve teachers’ capacity

The Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, and selected training institutions have pledged their commitment to improve teacher capacity in the basic education sub-sector.

The stakeholders made the commitment in Abuja during a 2-day meeting organised by UBEC for representatives of Training Institutions and colleges of education selected by State Universal Basic Education Boards, SUBEBs.

Both partners are implementing the Cluster Schools Model, CSM, on the capacity building of teachers and managers.

While speaking at the training, UBEC Director, Academic Services, Mallam Wadatau Madawaki, stressed the significance of the Cluster Schools Model training in enhancing the capacity of basic education teachers and managers.

Madawaki also used the opportunity offered by the meeting to stress on the role of Training Institutions in conducting pre-service and in-service training of teachers as well as new initiatives in strengthening the effectiveness of the cluster model of teacher capacity development.

Earlier in an address, the UBEC Executive Secretary, Dr Hammid Bobboyyi, noted the efforts of training institutions in training teachers using the UBEC Teacher Professional Development fund.

Bobboyyi, who was represented by the Director, UBEC North West Zonal Office, Alhaji Badamasi Musa, said the Training Institutions by reason of the roles they play hold a major stake in providing quality basic education in the country.

He expressed optimism that the various institutions selected on merit by the 36 SUBEBs and FCT UBEB for the next phase of the training will deliver on their mandates and urged them to make the best use of the opportunity offered by the 2-day meeting to identify the priority training methods that will add value and enhance the attainment of the UBEC teacher professional development, TPD, activities.



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