Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has disclosed that over eigthy percent of teachers in Nasarawa State, are incompetent to teach in public schools in the state. The governor made this known yesterday at the opening ceremony of two days curriculum review for Colleges of Education, at the hall 14 of College of Education, Akwanga, Nasarawa State.
The governor who spoke through the state commissioner for education, Alhaji Ahmed Tijjani Aliyu, also decried the rot in the educational sector of the country. When asked if the state government has any plans to sack the incompetent teachers, the commissioner said no, “we will train and retrain them to meet up with the required standard”.
The governor tasked colleges of education in the country to put more efforts in the training of teachers. He commended TETFUND, for its immense contributions to tertiary institutions in the state.
He disclosed that President Muhammad Buhari, will be in the state next week Tuesday, to commission some projects, particularly a special school for the disabled persons in the state. Earlier in a welcome address, the Executive Secretary of National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), Prof Bappah Aliyu Mohammed, didclosed that the purpose of the meeting was to review the NCE curriculum for Colleges of Education, in the country.
Prof Bappah, who said the review is every five years said “It is hoped that the review will afford the commission the opportunity to keep faith with its cycle of reviewing the NCE Minimum Standards every Five years as practiced and followed by our predecessors.”
The review meeting has in attendance Federal, State and private Colleges of Education, from all over the country.