The Kwara State Government is to train all the newly recruited SUBEB Teachers as part of its efforts at providing quality education to its citizens.
The Chairman, Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Professor Shehu Raheem Adaramaja made this known during an interview with journalists on the ongoing documentation of the newly recruited teachers at the board’s premises recently.
Professor Adaramaja stated that the newly recruited SUBEB teachers “will not be allowed into our schools to teach our students without being properly trained in the areas of capacity building, methodology of teaching, classroom discipline and as well as professional ethics, because many of the new teachers graduated 6 to 8 years ago and are not in touch with what is going on now in the teaching profession”.
The SUBEB boss described the recruitment process as transparent, adding that it is the beginning of a new age in Kwara, where children of nobody become somebody without knowing anybody because there was no political influence in the recruitment exercise. He stressed that the needs assessment of teachers was one of the criteria used during the hiring and selection of the teachers.
Adaramaja further explained that the needs assessment was the request of teachers from individual schools through the principal of schools and through the Education Secretaries of the 16 Local Government Areas of the state, adding that the approval of the Governor and the needs assessment greatly determined the number of teachers that were employed since both TESCOM and SUBEB could not exceed the approval of the Governor.
Professor Adaramaja enjoined the newly recruited SUBEB teachers to be committed and dedicated while discharging their duties. He also commended the Kwara state government under the leadership of Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq and the Universal Basic Education Commission for their unflinching support at the ongoing 3-weeks capacity building training organised for the teachers in the state.
The capacity training, which takes place at the Staff Development Centre, Ilorin, is for early Childhood Care Development Education as well as the upcoming Teachers training scheduled for next week.