Nigeria to train school teachers abroad


The Nigerian government plan to train school teachers abroad as part of a strategy to attract highly intelligent Nigerian graduates to the profession.

The Minister of State for Education, Viola Onwuliri, said this in Abuja on Saturday, at a media briefing. She said the Nigerian government had a determination to develop the public education sector.

The Nigerian public education sector is at a terrible state, and at an all time low quality. Workers in the sector are among the least remunerated in the Nigerian public workforce. Frequent and long lasting strikes are commonplace. The sector, in its current state, is unable to attract a highly intelligent and passionate workforce.

Mrs. Onwuliri said this would change soon and that the overseas training was just one of the ramifications of the new strategy to upgrade the Nigerian public sector.

The strategy involves strengthening teacher’s capacity, provision of additional learning and research facilities, among others, she said.

She said students who score low grades in their certificate examinations would no longer be sent to colleges of education. She added that government would evolve incentives whereby students with high grades in their examinations would be awarded scholarship to further their education and teach the children at the end of their education.

The minister urged teachers to impact positively on their students, saying that teaching was not just about reading notes but also making impact.

She described the promotion of the girl-child education as an essential part of the transformation agenda of the present administration.

Ms. Onwuliri said that such education system would promote the eradication of violence, rape and abuse of the girl-child in schools. (NAN)


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