Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Mallam Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, has charged stakeholders in the education sector to work hard to rescue the sector from total collapse.

The minister gave the charge over the weekend in Lokoja, Kogi State capital, at the closing ceremony of the 2018 nationwide capacity building workshop organised by the National Teachers Institute (NTI) for teachers at the basic level under the Sustainable Development Goals project.

The minister, represented by his minister of state, Professor Anthony Anwuka, said President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to providing leadership through the provision of functional education, stressing that teachers continuing professional development is key to revamp of the falling standard of education in the country.

The minister added that the present administration is giving support to building the capacity of teachers through initiatives such as SDGs project, which is aimed at enhancing the output of teachers.

According to Adamu, “We hope the participants of this year’s edition will help to share their experiences with their colleagues back in their work stations. The Federal Government is planning to support states to generate accurate data of their teachers in terms of their quality and quantity.

“This will assist us in determining the skill gaps and the corresponding training needs of teachers across all states of the federation. The implication of this is that NTI will have quite a lot to do in terms of floating relevant trainings and workshops for teachers in Nigeria.

“We are aware that the institute has an impeccable record of training teachers and we are ready to give her all the needed support to discharge her statutory mandate.

“We are appealing to other stakeholders and allied educational agencies to lend their hands to the institute so that collectively, we can take education sector to higher pedestal,” he solicited.

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