Kaduna Committed to Ensuring Standard Education,Quality Teaching – Prof. Nok
…Says State operates Budget Above UNESCO Recommendation
By John Femi Adi :
Kaduna Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology Professor Andrew Nok has reiterated the commitment of the State government towards ensuring that proper attention is giving to the educational sector in the state.
Prof Nok also said in a bid to ensure quality student output, the state government is providing a conducive environment for teaching and learning , thus it operates with 35% of the state budget ,which is above the 10% of the UNESCO recommendation.
He made this known to the public during the 2016 Mandatory Continuing Professional Training (MCPT) Programme organized by All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools,ANCOPSS North-West Geo-Political Zone; with the theme: free education in Nigerian Secondary Schools: Issues and Challenges held in Kaduna today.
In an interview with newsmen, the Commissioner explained that Kaduna State is working extensively to ensuring that the educational system is up to the standard through upgrading teaching tools and infrastructural development.
While speaking, Nok who declared the event open urged the participants to seize the opportunity of what ever been learnt from the training programme to reflect back to the students of their various schools.
“The forum is a mandatory outfit for education and whenever principals of various schools converged to share ideas like this that will surely improve on teaching and excellence “, the Commissioner said.
In his remarks, the Chairman Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools North-West Geo-Political Zone, Lawal Hammed said that the aim of the Mandatory Continuing Professional Training (MCPT) Programme is for principals of various schools within the North West zone to share ideas for the benefit schools and the society.
“The programme is a mandatory programme for principals of various schools and at such meeting we share ideas and keep our members abreast of the progress made so far and also the challenges ” , he said.
Also speaking, the former Kaduna State Chairman Nigeria Labour Congress and current Chairman of ANCOPSS,Sabon-Tasha , Comrade Jonathan Musa acknowledged that teaching industry requires a day to day knowledge.
According to him,the teaching industry is an industry ,where a teacher needs to develop skills on a daily basis.
“We have come together to share experiences among ourselves in order to better our various schools and the society at large and that is the priority of this meeting,” he said .
It was gathered that seven states within the North West zone participated in meeting with 900 participants in attendance.