Teachers Day: Teachers in Kaduna applaud improved condition of service



As the nation marks this World Teachers Day, some teachers in Kaduna, on Monday applauded the improvement in condition of service, but called for periodic training to meet global best practices.

A cross section of teachers who spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) said the state government has improved condition of service, thereby, attracting teachers from across the country to the state.

“The  condition of service for teachers in the State has improved compared to how it was few back.

“We, however, to share some opinion on the need for trainings that would improve the teachers career and place them at par with teachers in developed countries,” said Malam Ibrahim Hassan who teaches public school in Ungwan Rimi, Kaduna.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

He noted that the teachers verification exercise carried by Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai had identified unqualified teachers and paved way for employment of qualified ones across the State.

Ibrahim noted that prior to the present , most public schools, especially at the local government areas, were overwhelmed by quack teachers.

“Our schools had teachers who barely read or write but the narrative has changed,” he added.

Mrs Mary Musa, also a teacher at a public school in Narayi told NAN that although the State Government had done much in revamping the educational sector, so much was still being desired for.

“Few years ago, we had most schools without adequate furniture as even teachers barely had seats in staff rooms but at least, we can see some level of improvement.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“It would also be great to have periodic trainings for teachers particularly on ICT to meet up with global standards,” she said.

On her part, Mrs Veronica Bisallah, a teacher resident at Sabo area the state government for introducing radio and teaching programmes for students as schools remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The e-learning initiative highly commendable as it provided for pupils to be acquainted with their studies while at home,” she said. (NAN)