(TRADE NEWSWIRE): The Federal Government will train 40, 000 teachers before the end of the year as part of efforts aimed at improving Nigeria educational standards, TRADE NEWSWIRE reports.
The Minister of Education, Prof. Ruqayyatu Rufai, said this in Lagos at the opening ceremony of a retraining workshop under the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) capacity building programme recently.
She said the National Teachers Institute would be training the primary and junior secondary schools teachers, adding that the Federal Government was committed to improving the quality of teaching and learning at the basic education level, especially in selected subjects like English Language, Mathematics, Social Studies, Basic Science, Basic Technology and communication skills.
She said, “Countries which have made the greatest progress in reducing poverty in recent decades are those which have combined effective and equitable investment in education with sound economic policies.
Primary school teachers would be trained on basic teaching methods, communication, management skills and Information Communication Technology. The training will assist and equip teachers to acquire, develop and refine their knowledge of subject matter and pedagogical skills for effective performance in the classroom.”