By: MUKHTAR YAHAYA SHEHU
Determined to improve teaching profession for quality education, Kano State Government in collaboration with National Project Coordinating Unit of the IDEAS sponsored 105 Technical Teachers for a 3-week training workshop at Access International Hotel, Kaduna.
Addressing the Participants today Monday, 22 Jan. at Rumfa College shortly before they leave to Kaduna, the State Commissioner of Education Alhaji Umar Haruna Doguwa disclosed that the workshop is aimed at increasing the number of competent and motivated technical teachers across the state.
Umar Doguwa explained that the training programme was divided in to two cohorts with first cohort commencing with 105 technical teachers comprising male and female from the state technical schools.
In a statement signed by Director public enlightenment state ministry for education Balarabe Abdullahi Kiru the commissioner stressed that the training is in line with the present administration’s policies of reviving the education sector through intensive workshop to improve teaching profession.
According to him, areas to be covered during the three week training workshop include Pedagogy, Digital Skills and Trade Specific Areas among others.
” under this training programme, our technical teachers are going to receive intensive training on three major areas that involved pedagogy, digital skills and trade acquisition skills to widen their knowledge and talents on technical education ” said Doguwa.
He further maintained that in an effort to boost technical education in the state, Kano State Governor Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf had directed for the immediate completion of all technical colleges being initiated by the former Governor Engineer Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso.
Doguwa added that plans were also underway to establish technical college of education in the state so as to provide advanced technical education across the state.
He commended all NGOs working with ministry for their commitment towards ensuring that education and other development activities in the state are giving all the necessary attention.
To the Participants, Umar Doguwa urged them to make the best use of what they would learn during the the programme.
In his remarks, the Project Coordinator National Project Coordinating Unit of IDEAS Project Alhaji Sani Wada Bala appreciated the tremendous support the project enjoys from Kano State Government which he said had contributed to the success of the programme in the state.
The Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on teachers training Alhaji Yusuf Abdullahi Yanoko assured teachers in the state of the present administration’s commitment towards enhancing teaching profession.