NEDC begins training 1,800 teachers in Taraba

The North East Development Commission (NEDC) has started training 1,800 primary and lower secondary teachers in the North East.

The training which is facilitated by the Commission’s Education Endowment Fund is aimed at combating insecurity and ignorance among the people of the region as well as boosting school enrollment in the region.

According to data from the African Center for Leadership Strategy Development, the North East region has almost 60% of the country’s 13 million out-of-school children.

NEDC begins training 1,800 teachers in Taraba

This is due to the ongoing 12-year fight against Boko Haram terrorists, as well as other security issues plaguing the region, which has already displaced more than 20 million people.

The five-day capacity training was organized by the NEDC Education Endowment Fund to address gaps in the area’s education system.

150 teachers from primary and secondary schools in the region have been selected to receive training in seven modules, including psychosocial assistance to children and technological innovation.

Training should enhance skill development and improve classroom management.

Commissioner for Basic Education, Johannes Jigem who was represented by Godlove Yunbak, instructed the participants to give full attention to the training.

The training initiative was born out of an assessment of the needs in the region as a means of combating insecurity and ignorance among its inhabitants, according to Godlove Yunbak

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