Bauchi Holds Education Summit to Address Out of School Children, Improve Teachers Capacity

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By: Isiyaka Ismail Wunti

In Bauchi State Stakeholders in Education Sector from within and outside the state are undergoing for a two day education summit aimed at providing a roadmap towards addressing the challenges being faced in the state education system.

The Summit with the theme Improving Access to Quality Education, would provide an opportunity for the participants to brainstorm and proper solution to the challenges identified to enable the state align with locally acceptable ways of building the capacity of teachers especially at the basic education level.

Organized by the State Ministry of Education, the event was also designed to serve as an avenue for formulating policies and mobilize the required resources through engagement of all relevant stakeholders towards providing equitable access to education that would guarantee the future of younger generation.

Declaring the occasion open, Governor Bala Mohammed highlighted some of the challenges that informed the decision to organize the summit to include decay in infrastructure, inadequate training of teachers and as well as the growing number of out of school children in the state.

According to him part of the commitment made by his administration in addressing the ugly trend include construction of over five thousand classrooms, approving for employment of three thousand teachers and increase in budgetary provision to the sector.

The State Minister of Education Dr. Yusuf Sununu who described education a key to sustanble development assured that the federal remained resolute to supporting the state inline with the eight point agenda of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu led administration aimed at restoring the quality of education.

The event featured goodwill messages from representatives of Universal Basic Education Commission UBEC, Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETfund, National Centre for Colleges of Education NCCE and United States Agency for International Development USAID.

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