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  •  The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Education has called for the employment of more primary school teachers in order to improve the standard of basic education in the state Mr Daniel Ogazi the Chairman of the committee made the appeal when management of the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB appeared before the committee on its 2022 budget performance on Thursday in Lafia He said that the standard of primary education was falling hence the need for government to take proactive measures in order to restore the lost glory of primary education in the state Ogazi said that primary schools across the state lack teachers for quality and sound education to thrive hence the need for government to do more in that area just as it is doing presently at the secondary level There is the need for all hands to be on the deck in order to address the challenges facing primary education in the state We need teachers in the primary schools since 2011 to date teachers have been retiring some died and some resigned voluntarily We need to fill the gap by recruiting competent hands in the interest of our children and the state at large he said Ogazi urged the management of SUBEB to intensify efforts in the supervision of schools for the overall development of the state He also assured of the committee s continuous readiness to collaborate with the state government and other stakeholders for improved standard of education at the grassroots Earlier Alhaji Mohammed Dan Azumi the SUBEB Chairman appreciated the committee and Gov Abdullahi Sule for giving their attention to the board to succeed We want to appreciate you and the governor for the support the board has been enjoying in the state We want to assure you that we will continue to do the right things for the overall development of the primary education said Dan azumi The chairman also solicited for the intervention of the committee for the employment of teachers and to tackle other challenges facing primary education in the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ‘Nasarawa State lacks primary school teachers’ – Legislature
     The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Education has called for the employment of more primary school teachers in order to improve the standard of basic education in the state Mr Daniel Ogazi the Chairman of the committee made the appeal when management of the State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB appeared before the committee on its 2022 budget performance on Thursday in Lafia He said that the standard of primary education was falling hence the need for government to take proactive measures in order to restore the lost glory of primary education in the state Ogazi said that primary schools across the state lack teachers for quality and sound education to thrive hence the need for government to do more in that area just as it is doing presently at the secondary level There is the need for all hands to be on the deck in order to address the challenges facing primary education in the state We need teachers in the primary schools since 2011 to date teachers have been retiring some died and some resigned voluntarily We need to fill the gap by recruiting competent hands in the interest of our children and the state at large he said Ogazi urged the management of SUBEB to intensify efforts in the supervision of schools for the overall development of the state He also assured of the committee s continuous readiness to collaborate with the state government and other stakeholders for improved standard of education at the grassroots Earlier Alhaji Mohammed Dan Azumi the SUBEB Chairman appreciated the committee and Gov Abdullahi Sule for giving their attention to the board to succeed We want to appreciate you and the governor for the support the board has been enjoying in the state We want to assure you that we will continue to do the right things for the overall development of the primary education said Dan azumi The chairman also solicited for the intervention of the committee for the employment of teachers and to tackle other challenges facing primary education in the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    ‘Nasarawa State lacks primary school teachers’ – Legislature
    General news2 months ago

    ‘Nasarawa State lacks primary school teachers’ – Legislature

    The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Education has called for the employment of more primary school teachers in order to improve the standard of basic education in the state.

    Mr Daniel Ogazi, the Chairman of the committee, made the appeal when management of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) appeared before the committee on its 2022 budget performance on Thursday in Lafia.

    He said that the standard of primary education was falling, hence the need for government to take proactive measures in order to restore the lost glory of primary education in the state.

    Ogazi said that primary schools across the state lack teachers for quality and sound education to thrive, hence the need for government to do more in that area just as it is doing presently at the secondary level.

    “There is the need for all hands to be on the deck in order to address the challenges facing primary education in the state.

    “We need teachers in the primary schools; since 2011 to date, teachers have been retiring, some died and some resigned voluntarily.

    “We need to fill the gap by recruiting competent hands in the interest of our children and the state at large,” he said.

    Ogazi urged the management of SUBEB to intensify efforts in the supervision of schools for the overall development of the state.

    He also assured of the committee’s continuous readiness to collaborate with the state government and other stakeholders for improved standard of education at the grassroots.

    Earlier, Alhaji Mohammed Dan’Azumi, the SUBEB Chairman, appreciated the committee and Gov. Abdullahi Sule for giving their attention to the board to succeed.

    “We want to appreciate you and the governor for the support the board has been enjoying in the state.

    “We want to assure you that we will continue to do the right things for the overall development of the primary education,” said Dan’azumi.

    The chairman also solicited for the intervention of the committee for the employment of teachers and to tackle other challenges facing primary education in the state.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Police Command in Niger has assured residents of the state of safety before during and after the Eid el Kabir Commissioner of Police Monday Bala Kuryas gave the assurance in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Friday Kuryas said that enough manpower would be deployed across the 25 local government areas of the state to ensure peaceful festivities We have mapped out strategies that would enable residents to observe the celebration in a peaceful atmosphere without threat to lives and property he said Kuryas also said that the command was working in conjunction with other security agencies to ensure a hitch free celebration Similarly Mr Mohammed Dan Dare the state Commandant Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC said that 1 250 personnel of the corps had already been deployed to provide security before during and after the festivities Dan Dare said that security measures had been put in place to achieve peaceful celebrations He also said that the personnel would be deployed to pray grounds recreational centres and other public buildings in and outside the metropolis The commandant urged the Muslim faithful to use the period to pray against kidnapping and banditry in the country He also called on residents to volunteer information that would lead to the arrest and prosecution of criminals in the state The Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC in Niger has also deployed 606 personnel on 24 hour patrol of the highways in the state to ensure free flow of traffic during Eid el Kabir The FRSC Sector Commander in the state Mr Kumar Tsukwam who made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Friday said thst the personnel included 313 special marshals Tsukwan said that the command also deployed 20 operation vehicles three ambulances three bikes and one heavy truck to effectively ensure smooth flow of traffic across the state He said that already the command had embarked on special patrol of Minna Bida Mokwa Suleja Minna Lambata Agwai Bida and Minna Zungeru Tegina Kontagora roads Tsukwan said that the personnel were expected to monitor drivers and ensure safe driving with observance of traffic rules and regulations We have deployed sufficient personnel in the metropolis and praying grounds to check the activities of reckless drivers he said The sector commander warned motorists against overloading dangerous driving and speed limit violation to reduce road accidents NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Eid el-Kabir:Police, NSCDC, FRSC ready in Niger
     The Police Command in Niger has assured residents of the state of safety before during and after the Eid el Kabir Commissioner of Police Monday Bala Kuryas gave the assurance in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Friday Kuryas said that enough manpower would be deployed across the 25 local government areas of the state to ensure peaceful festivities We have mapped out strategies that would enable residents to observe the celebration in a peaceful atmosphere without threat to lives and property he said Kuryas also said that the command was working in conjunction with other security agencies to ensure a hitch free celebration Similarly Mr Mohammed Dan Dare the state Commandant Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC said that 1 250 personnel of the corps had already been deployed to provide security before during and after the festivities Dan Dare said that security measures had been put in place to achieve peaceful celebrations He also said that the personnel would be deployed to pray grounds recreational centres and other public buildings in and outside the metropolis The commandant urged the Muslim faithful to use the period to pray against kidnapping and banditry in the country He also called on residents to volunteer information that would lead to the arrest and prosecution of criminals in the state The Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC in Niger has also deployed 606 personnel on 24 hour patrol of the highways in the state to ensure free flow of traffic during Eid el Kabir The FRSC Sector Commander in the state Mr Kumar Tsukwam who made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Friday said thst the personnel included 313 special marshals Tsukwan said that the command also deployed 20 operation vehicles three ambulances three bikes and one heavy truck to effectively ensure smooth flow of traffic across the state He said that already the command had embarked on special patrol of Minna Bida Mokwa Suleja Minna Lambata Agwai Bida and Minna Zungeru Tegina Kontagora roads Tsukwan said that the personnel were expected to monitor drivers and ensure safe driving with observance of traffic rules and regulations We have deployed sufficient personnel in the metropolis and praying grounds to check the activities of reckless drivers he said The sector commander warned motorists against overloading dangerous driving and speed limit violation to reduce road accidents NewsSourceCredit NAN
    Eid el-Kabir:Police, NSCDC, FRSC ready in Niger
    Defence/Security3 months ago

    Eid el-Kabir:Police, NSCDC, FRSC ready in Niger

    The Police Command in Niger has assured residents of the state of safety before, during and after the  Eid el- Kabir.Commissioner of Police Monday Bala Kuryas gave the assurance in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Friday.Kuryas said that enough manpower would be deployed across the 25 local government areas of the state to ensure peaceful festivities.“We have mapped out strategies that would enable residents to observe the celebration in a peaceful atmosphere without threat to lives and property,” he said.Kuryas also said that the command was working in conjunction with other security agencies to ensure a hitch-free celebration.Similarly, Mr Mohammed Dan’Dare, the state Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), said that 1,250 personnel of the corps had already been deployed to provide security before, during and after the festivities.Dan’Dare said that security measures had been put in place to achieve peaceful celebrations.He also said that the personnel would be deployed to pray grounds, recreational centres and other public buildings in and outside the metropolis.The commandant urged the Muslim faithful to use the period to pray against kidnapping and banditry in the country.He also called on residents to volunteer information that would lead to the arrest and prosecution of criminals in the state.

    The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Niger has also deployed 606  personnel on 24-hour patrol of the highways in the state to ensure free flow of traffic during Eid el- Kabir.

    The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Mr  Kumar Tsukwam, who  made this known to the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on Friday, said thst the personnel included 313 special marshals.

    Tsukwan said that the command also deployed 20 operation vehicles, three ambulances, three bikes and one heavy truck to effectively ensure smooth flow of traffic across the state.

    He said that already, the command had embarked on special patrol of Minna-Bida-Mokwa, Suleja-Minna–Lambata–Agwai- Bida and Minna–Zungeru–Tegina- Kontagora roads.

    Tsukwan said that the personnel were expected to monitor drivers and ensure safe driving with observance of traffic rules and regulations.

    “We have deployed sufficient personnel in the metropolis and praying grounds  to check the activities of reckless drivers,” he said.

    The sector commander warned motorists against overloading, dangerous driving and speed limit violation to reduce road accidents.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  A new Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC Mr Mohammed Dan Dare has been deployed to Niger Command The spokesman of the Command ASC Nasir Abdullahi stated this in a statementi Minna on Thursday Abdullahi said the handing over ceremony took place on Wednesday at the state command headquarters of the corps He said that Commander Mohammed Dan Dare succeeded Commander Aliyu Bature now redeployed to Kano State Zonal Command According to the spokesman the outgoing commandant had in a brief ceremony thanked the management officers and men of the Niger Command for their support and cooperation during his short stay He added that Bature urged them to extend the same cooperation to the new helmsman of the command He also commended the state governor Alhaji Abubakar Bello for providing the enabling environment through logistic support and office for the officials to operate optimally He lauded the corps personnel for exhibiting high level of professionalism and commitment in the discharge of their duties which made the corps an example to sister agencies He urged them to extend the level of cooperation he enjoyed to his successor to enable him to improve on the successes so far recorded According to the spokesperson the new Commandant reiterated his preparedness to ensure a crime free Niger State Dan Dare warned men of questionable characters in the state particularly cattle rustlers armed bandits kidnappers and vandals of critical national facilities to relocate from the state or face the full wrath of the law He also told officers and men of the command to brace up to their responsibilities in the discharge of their duties and be committed He warned that his leadership in the command would not accept absenteeism disrespect and violation of human rights He assured that his administration will continue to partner with other security agencies in the state towards ensuring the security of lives and property of the people of the state He appealed to the residents of the state to complement the efforts of the command by coming forward with reliable information that could aid in apprehending and prosecuting criminals NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NSCDC gets new commandant in Niger 
     A new Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC Mr Mohammed Dan Dare has been deployed to Niger Command The spokesman of the Command ASC Nasir Abdullahi stated this in a statementi Minna on Thursday Abdullahi said the handing over ceremony took place on Wednesday at the state command headquarters of the corps He said that Commander Mohammed Dan Dare succeeded Commander Aliyu Bature now redeployed to Kano State Zonal Command According to the spokesman the outgoing commandant had in a brief ceremony thanked the management officers and men of the Niger Command for their support and cooperation during his short stay He added that Bature urged them to extend the same cooperation to the new helmsman of the command He also commended the state governor Alhaji Abubakar Bello for providing the enabling environment through logistic support and office for the officials to operate optimally He lauded the corps personnel for exhibiting high level of professionalism and commitment in the discharge of their duties which made the corps an example to sister agencies He urged them to extend the level of cooperation he enjoyed to his successor to enable him to improve on the successes so far recorded According to the spokesperson the new Commandant reiterated his preparedness to ensure a crime free Niger State Dan Dare warned men of questionable characters in the state particularly cattle rustlers armed bandits kidnappers and vandals of critical national facilities to relocate from the state or face the full wrath of the law He also told officers and men of the command to brace up to their responsibilities in the discharge of their duties and be committed He warned that his leadership in the command would not accept absenteeism disrespect and violation of human rights He assured that his administration will continue to partner with other security agencies in the state towards ensuring the security of lives and property of the people of the state He appealed to the residents of the state to complement the efforts of the command by coming forward with reliable information that could aid in apprehending and prosecuting criminals NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NSCDC gets new commandant in Niger 
    Defence/Security3 months ago

    NSCDC gets new commandant in Niger 

    A new Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC), Mr Mohammed Dan’Dare, has been deployed to Niger Command.

    The spokesman of the Command, ASC Nasir Abdullahi, stated this in a statementi Minna on Thursday.

    Abdullahi said the handing over ceremony took place on Wednesday at the state command headquarters of the corps.

    He said that Commander Mohammed Dan’Dare succeeded Commander Aliyu Bature, now redeployed to Kano State Zonal  Command.

    According to the spokesman, the outgoing commandant had in a brief ceremony, thanked the management, officers and men of the Niger Command for their support and cooperation during his short stay.

    He added that Bature urged them to extend the same cooperation to the new helmsman of the command. He also commended the state governor, Alhaji Abubakar Bello, for providing the enabling environment through logistic support and office for the officials to operate optimally.He lauded the corps personnel for exhibiting high level of professionalism and commitment in the discharge of their duties which made the corps an example to sister agencies.He urged them to extend the level of cooperation he enjoyed to his successor to enable him to improve on the successes so far recorded.

    According to the spokesperson, the new Commandant reiterated his preparedness to ensure a crime-free Niger State.

    “Dan’Dare warned men of questionable characters in the state, particularly cattle rustlers, armed bandits, kidnappers and vandals of critical national facilities to relocate from the state or face the full wrath of the law.

    He also told officers and men of the command to brace up to their responsibilities in the discharge of their duties and be committed.

    He warned that his leadership in the command would not accept absenteeism, disrespect and violation of human rights.

    “He assured that his administration will continue to partner with other security agencies in the state, towards ensuring the security of lives and property of the people of the state.

    He appealed to the residents of the state to complement the efforts of the command by coming forward with reliable information that could aid in apprehending and prosecuting criminals.

    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has expressed satisfaction with the level of Gov Abdullahi Sule s investment and passion for the education sector The assembly also lauded the governor for the payment of 2019 State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB counterpart funding Mr Daniel Ogazi Chairman House Committee on Education gave the commendation in Lafia when the management of the state Universal Basic Educstion Board SUBEB appeared before the committee to assess their 2020 budget performance Ogazi APC Kokona East said that the commendations became imperative considering the governor s passion and huge investment in the education sector First and foremost I want to congratulate Gov Abdullahi Sule for the payment of the 2019 Counterpart fund for the state SUBEB projects These projects if constructed will have direct bearing on the education sector I also want to commend the management of SUBEB for doing their best toward effective supervision of projects toward ensuring quality education in the state We have gone round inspecting school projects some were 100 percent completed while others are at 80 percent levels among others the board has done well and we commend you for that he said He urged the management of the board to continue to ensure effective supervision of the projects across all the schools and teachers for quality service delivery as well as involving local communities especially village and district heads in monitoring projects in their domain Earlier Alhaji Mohammed Dan Azumi the SUBEB chairman appreciated the committee for given the board its maximum support to succeed We want to commend Gov Abdullahi Sule for having passion and investing in the education sector he said Dan Azumi reemphasized that only qualified contractors will work for the board adding that contracts are carried out in line with the public procurement laws Meanwhile the management of the Nasarawa State Scholarshop Board led by its Executive Secretary Mr Danlami Ikpobese also appeared before the committee to defend its 2020 budget assessment Furthermore the management of Nasarawa State Bureau for Information Communication Technology ICT led by its Directot General Shehu Ibrahim appeared before the committee for the bureau s 2020 budget performance Edited By Remi Koleoso and Abdullahi Yusuf Source NAN
    SUBEB projects : Nasarawa Assembly  lauds Gov. Sule on  counterpart funding, investment in education
     The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has expressed satisfaction with the level of Gov Abdullahi Sule s investment and passion for the education sector The assembly also lauded the governor for the payment of 2019 State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB counterpart funding Mr Daniel Ogazi Chairman House Committee on Education gave the commendation in Lafia when the management of the state Universal Basic Educstion Board SUBEB appeared before the committee to assess their 2020 budget performance Ogazi APC Kokona East said that the commendations became imperative considering the governor s passion and huge investment in the education sector First and foremost I want to congratulate Gov Abdullahi Sule for the payment of the 2019 Counterpart fund for the state SUBEB projects These projects if constructed will have direct bearing on the education sector I also want to commend the management of SUBEB for doing their best toward effective supervision of projects toward ensuring quality education in the state We have gone round inspecting school projects some were 100 percent completed while others are at 80 percent levels among others the board has done well and we commend you for that he said He urged the management of the board to continue to ensure effective supervision of the projects across all the schools and teachers for quality service delivery as well as involving local communities especially village and district heads in monitoring projects in their domain Earlier Alhaji Mohammed Dan Azumi the SUBEB chairman appreciated the committee for given the board its maximum support to succeed We want to commend Gov Abdullahi Sule for having passion and investing in the education sector he said Dan Azumi reemphasized that only qualified contractors will work for the board adding that contracts are carried out in line with the public procurement laws Meanwhile the management of the Nasarawa State Scholarshop Board led by its Executive Secretary Mr Danlami Ikpobese also appeared before the committee to defend its 2020 budget assessment Furthermore the management of Nasarawa State Bureau for Information Communication Technology ICT led by its Directot General Shehu Ibrahim appeared before the committee for the bureau s 2020 budget performance Edited By Remi Koleoso and Abdullahi Yusuf Source NAN
    SUBEB projects : Nasarawa Assembly  lauds Gov. Sule on  counterpart funding, investment in education
    General news2 years ago

    SUBEB projects : Nasarawa Assembly  lauds Gov. Sule on  counterpart funding, investment in education

    The Nasarawa State House of Assembly has expressed satisfaction with the level of Gov. Abdullahi Sule’s investment and passion for the education sector.

    The assembly also lauded the governor for the payment of 2019 State Universal Basic Education Board( SUBEB)  counterpart funding.

    Mr Daniel Ogazi, Chairman House Committee on Education, gave the commendation in Lafia when the management of the state Universal Basic Educstion Board ( SUBEB) appeared before the committee to assess their 2020 budget performance.

    Ogazi (APC- Kokona East) said that the commendations became imperative considering the governor’s passion and huge investment in the education sector.

    “First and foremost, I want to congratulate Gov. Abdullahi Sule for the payment of the 2019 Counterpart fund for the state SUBEB projects.

    “These projects, if constructed, will have direct bearing on the education sector.

    “I also want to commend the management of SUBEB for doing their  best toward effective supervision of projects toward ensuring quality education in the state.

    “We have gone round inspecting school projects, some were 100 percent completed, while others are at 80 percent levels, among others, the board has done well and we commend you for that,”he said.

    He urged the management of the board to continue to ensure effective supervision of the projects across all the schools and teachers for quality service delivery as well as involving local communities, especially village and district heads in monitoring projects in their domain.

    Earlier, Alhaji Mohammed Dan’ Azumi, the SUBEB chairman, appreciated the committee for given the board its maximum support to succeed.

    “We want to commend Gov. Abdullahi Sule for having  passion and investing in the education sector,”he said.

    Dan ‘Azumi reemphasized that only qualified contractors will work for the board, adding that contracts are carried out in line with the public procurement laws.

    Meanwhile, the management of the Nasarawa State Scholarshop Board led by its Executive Secretary, Mr Danlami Ikpobese, also appeared before the committee to defend its 2020 budget assessment.

    Furthermore, the management of Nasarawa State Bureau for Information Communication Technology (ICT) led by its Directot General, Shehu Ibrahim  appeared before the committee for the bureau’s  2020 budget performance.


    Edited By: Remi Koleoso and Abdullahi Yusuf
    Source: NAN

  •  The National Commission for Nomadic Education NCNE on Monday said it will conduct a census of nomadic school teachers across the country to provide reliable data for planning and implementation of nomadic education programmes The Executive Secretary of the commission Prof Bashir Usman made this known in Zaria at the opening of a training workshop for enumerators supervisors and coordinators on biometric data capture of nomadic school teachers Usman who was represented by Mr Mohammed Dan Iya Director Social Mobilisation and Women Development explained that the training was organised to build the capacity of the enumerators supervisors and coordinators on the project He explained that the project would be piloted in Kaiama and Baruten Federal Constituency of Kwara State with funds under the 2019 Zonal Intervention Constituency projects According to him the success of the pilot scheme will provide the impetus to scale up to the remaining LGAs in Kwara state and other states in the country The intervention will help in addressing the challenge of reliable data base for nomadic school teachers in the country needed for proper planning and implementation of programmes We will deploy latest technology such as the Geo Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development GRID in the project Through the study we will identify teacher capacity development gaps and training needs and in our commitment to quality assurance the gaps identified will form part of our plan for teacher capacity development He said that the commission has over the years faced challenges arising from the dearth of teachers both in number and quality adding that the few nomadic teachers were often transferred indiscriminately from nomadic schools to the conventional ones He added that the transfers were done after receiving specialised trainings on how to handle the peculiarities associated with the provision of basic education to the nomads As part of strategies to curtail some of these challenges the commission is devising ways and means of tracking teachers posted to nomadic schools after training to address the negative practice of incessant transfers This will equally help provide an aggregated data on the number of teachers their locations level of qualification by gender and track teacher professional development across all the local government areas The retention and tracking of teachers in nomadic schools in view of their critical role in the teaching and learning outcomes is of great concern to the commission particularly in ensuring quality as enshrined in the Ministerial Strategic Plan he said The executive secretary called on states and local governments in the country to accord due attention to recruitment deployment and retention of teachers posted to nomadic schools Earlier the commission s Director Special Duties Mr Hassan Jibo said that the objective of the training was to generate evidence based data on nomadic school teachers Jibo said that the data would capture teachers qualifications gender status of employment years of service and pupil teacher ratio for informed planning It was also organised to enable us identity cluster and map nomadic schools and teachers in constituencies identify teacher capacity gaps training needs and track teacher professional development and indiscriminate transfers he said Edited By Abiodun Oluleye Maharazu Ahmed Source NAN
    FG to conduct census of nomadic school teachers – Official
     The National Commission for Nomadic Education NCNE on Monday said it will conduct a census of nomadic school teachers across the country to provide reliable data for planning and implementation of nomadic education programmes The Executive Secretary of the commission Prof Bashir Usman made this known in Zaria at the opening of a training workshop for enumerators supervisors and coordinators on biometric data capture of nomadic school teachers Usman who was represented by Mr Mohammed Dan Iya Director Social Mobilisation and Women Development explained that the training was organised to build the capacity of the enumerators supervisors and coordinators on the project He explained that the project would be piloted in Kaiama and Baruten Federal Constituency of Kwara State with funds under the 2019 Zonal Intervention Constituency projects According to him the success of the pilot scheme will provide the impetus to scale up to the remaining LGAs in Kwara state and other states in the country The intervention will help in addressing the challenge of reliable data base for nomadic school teachers in the country needed for proper planning and implementation of programmes We will deploy latest technology such as the Geo Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development GRID in the project Through the study we will identify teacher capacity development gaps and training needs and in our commitment to quality assurance the gaps identified will form part of our plan for teacher capacity development He said that the commission has over the years faced challenges arising from the dearth of teachers both in number and quality adding that the few nomadic teachers were often transferred indiscriminately from nomadic schools to the conventional ones He added that the transfers were done after receiving specialised trainings on how to handle the peculiarities associated with the provision of basic education to the nomads As part of strategies to curtail some of these challenges the commission is devising ways and means of tracking teachers posted to nomadic schools after training to address the negative practice of incessant transfers This will equally help provide an aggregated data on the number of teachers their locations level of qualification by gender and track teacher professional development across all the local government areas The retention and tracking of teachers in nomadic schools in view of their critical role in the teaching and learning outcomes is of great concern to the commission particularly in ensuring quality as enshrined in the Ministerial Strategic Plan he said The executive secretary called on states and local governments in the country to accord due attention to recruitment deployment and retention of teachers posted to nomadic schools Earlier the commission s Director Special Duties Mr Hassan Jibo said that the objective of the training was to generate evidence based data on nomadic school teachers Jibo said that the data would capture teachers qualifications gender status of employment years of service and pupil teacher ratio for informed planning It was also organised to enable us identity cluster and map nomadic schools and teachers in constituencies identify teacher capacity gaps training needs and track teacher professional development and indiscriminate transfers he said Edited By Abiodun Oluleye Maharazu Ahmed Source NAN
    FG to conduct census of nomadic school teachers – Official
    Education2 years ago

    FG to conduct census of nomadic school teachers – Official

    The National Commission for Nomadic Education (NCNE) on Monday said it will conduct a census of nomadic school teachers across the country to provide reliable data for planning and implementation of nomadic education programmes.

    The Executive Secretary of the commission, Prof. Bashir Usman, made this known in Zaria, at the opening of a training workshop for enumerators, supervisors and coordinators, on biometric data capture of nomadic school teachers.

    Usman, who was represented by Mr Mohammed Dan’Iya, Director, Social Mobilisation and Women Development, explained that the training was organised to build the capacity of the enumerators, supervisors and coordinators on the project.

    He explained that the project would be piloted in Kaiama and Baruten Federal Constituency of Kwara State, with funds under the 2019 Zonal Intervention Constituency projects.

    According to him, the success of the pilot scheme will provide the impetus to scale up to the remaining LGAs in Kwara state and other states in the country.

    “The intervention will help in addressing the challenge of reliable data base for nomadic school teachers in the country needed for proper planning and implementation of programmes.

    “We will deploy latest technology such as the Geo-Referenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development (GRID) in the project.

    “Through the study, we will identify teacher capacity development gaps and training needs, and in our commitment to quality assurance, the gaps identified will form part of our plan for teacher capacity development.”

    He said that the commission has over the years faced challenges arising from the dearth of teachers both in number and quality, adding that the few nomadic teachers were often transferred indiscriminately from nomadic schools to the conventional ones.

    He added that the transfers were done after receiving specialised trainings on how to handle the peculiarities associated with the provision of basic education to the nomads.

    “As part of strategies to curtail some of these challenges, the commission is devising ways and means of tracking teachers posted to nomadic schools after training, to address the negative practice of incessant transfers.

    “This will equally help provide an aggregated data on the number of teachers, their locations, level of qualification by gender and track teacher professional development across all the local government areas.

    “The retention and tracking of teachers in nomadic schools in view of their critical role in the teaching and learning outcomes is of great concern to the commission, particularly in ensuring quality as enshrined in the Ministerial Strategic Plan,” he said.

    The executive secretary called on states and local governments in the country to accord due attention to recruitment, deployment and retention of teachers posted to nomadic schools.

    Earlier, the commission’s Director, Special Duties, Mr Hassan Jibo, said that the objective of the training was to generate evidence based data on nomadic school teachers.

    Jibo said that the data would capture teachers qualifications, gender, status of employment, years of service, and pupil-teacher ratio for informed planning.

    “It was also organised to enable us identity, cluster and map nomadic schools and teachers in constituencies; identify teacher capacity gaps, training needs and track teacher professional development and indiscriminate transfers,” he said.


    Edited By: Abiodun Oluleye/Maharazu Ahmed
    Source: NAN

  •  The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Education has advised all contractors handling ongoing construction and renovation of primary schools across the state to complete their jobs within three weeks or risk sanctions Mr Daniel Ogazi the Chairman of the committee gave the advice on Wednesday during a meeting with the management of the state Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB the project consultant and some contractors in Lafia Ogazi APC Kokona East and Deputy Majority Leader of thd housr said that the assembly would not accept any excuse from contractors who failed to complete their work within the next three weeks He said that the meeting was called due to the defects observed when the committee embarked on an inspection visit to various school projects across the state When we went on an oversight function we observed a lot of defects in project works such as non completion of projects by some contractors and the use of sub standard materials We also observed disparity in contract sum of the same projects among others and we don t know why hence the need for this meeting This meeting was called to hear from the project consultant affected contractors as well as the management of SUBEB With the aim of making sure that good works are delivered by contractors in order to justify government huge investment in the education sector he said Ogazi also urged the management of the SUBEB to intensify efforts in supervising school projects to ensure that quality jobs are done by the contractors The committee chairman however assured of their readiness to collaborate with the government and other relevant stakeholders for improved standard of education in the state Alhaji Mohammed Dan Azumi the Chairman SUBEB also pledge the board s readiness to continue to be up and doing in ensuring that contractors delivered their jobs according to specifications He commended the committee for their efforts in ensuring that the standard of education is improved in the state and called for its sustenance The SUBEB chairman therefore assured thr committee that the board would fully implement all the observations and recommendations Also speaking Mr Kassim Tukur a consultant with Canonic Associates handling the school projects said that proper assessment of the school projects was done before the bill of quantities were issued The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some of the contractors who spoke during the meeting promised to make corrections in the defects observed in their projects and to live up to expectations Edited By Muhammad Suleiman Tola NAN
    School projects: Nasarawa Assembly urges contractors to complete jobs, or – –
     The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Education has advised all contractors handling ongoing construction and renovation of primary schools across the state to complete their jobs within three weeks or risk sanctions Mr Daniel Ogazi the Chairman of the committee gave the advice on Wednesday during a meeting with the management of the state Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB the project consultant and some contractors in Lafia Ogazi APC Kokona East and Deputy Majority Leader of thd housr said that the assembly would not accept any excuse from contractors who failed to complete their work within the next three weeks He said that the meeting was called due to the defects observed when the committee embarked on an inspection visit to various school projects across the state When we went on an oversight function we observed a lot of defects in project works such as non completion of projects by some contractors and the use of sub standard materials We also observed disparity in contract sum of the same projects among others and we don t know why hence the need for this meeting This meeting was called to hear from the project consultant affected contractors as well as the management of SUBEB With the aim of making sure that good works are delivered by contractors in order to justify government huge investment in the education sector he said Ogazi also urged the management of the SUBEB to intensify efforts in supervising school projects to ensure that quality jobs are done by the contractors The committee chairman however assured of their readiness to collaborate with the government and other relevant stakeholders for improved standard of education in the state Alhaji Mohammed Dan Azumi the Chairman SUBEB also pledge the board s readiness to continue to be up and doing in ensuring that contractors delivered their jobs according to specifications He commended the committee for their efforts in ensuring that the standard of education is improved in the state and called for its sustenance The SUBEB chairman therefore assured thr committee that the board would fully implement all the observations and recommendations Also speaking Mr Kassim Tukur a consultant with Canonic Associates handling the school projects said that proper assessment of the school projects was done before the bill of quantities were issued The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some of the contractors who spoke during the meeting promised to make corrections in the defects observed in their projects and to live up to expectations Edited By Muhammad Suleiman Tola NAN
    School projects: Nasarawa Assembly urges contractors to complete jobs, or – –
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    School projects: Nasarawa Assembly urges contractors to complete jobs, or – –

    The Nasarawa State House of Assembly Committee on Education has advised all contractors handling ongoing construction and renovation of primary schools across the state to complete their jobs within three weeks or risk sanctions.

    Mr Daniel Ogazi, the Chairman of the committee, gave the advice on Wednesday during a meeting with the management of the state Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), the project consultant and some contractors in Lafia.

    Ogazi (APC-Kokona East) and Deputy Majority Leader of thd housr said that the assembly would not accept any excuse from contractors who failed to complete their work within the next three weeks.

    He said that the meeting was called due to the defects observed  when the committee embarked on an inspection visit to various school projects across the state.

    “When we went on an oversight function, we observed a lot of defects in project works such as non-completion of projects by some contractors and the use of sub-standard materials.

    “We also observed disparity in contract sum of the same projects, among others, and we don’t know why, hence the need for this meeting.

    “This meeting was called to hear from the project consultant, affected contractors as well as the management of SUBEB.

    “With the aim of making sure that good works are delivered by contractors in order to justify government huge investment in the education sector,” he said.

    Ogazi also urged the management of the SUBEB to intensify efforts in supervising school projects to ensure that quality jobs are done by the contractors.

    The committee chairman however assured of their readiness to collaborate with the government and other relevant stakeholders for improved standard of education in the state.

    Alhaji Mohammed Dan’Azumi, the Chairman, SUBEB, also pledge the board’s readiness to continue to be up and doing in ensuring that contractors delivered their jobs according to specifications.

    He commended the committee for their efforts in ensuring that the standard of education is improved in the state and called for its sustenance.

    The SUBEB chairman therefore assured thr committee that the board would fully implement all the observations and recommendations.

    Also speaking, Mr Kassim Tukur, a consultant with Canonic Associates handling the school projects, said that proper assessment of the school projects was done before the bill of quantities were issued.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that some of the contractors who spoke during the meeting  promised to make corrections in the defects observed in their projects and to live up to expectations.


    Edited By: Muhammad Suleiman Tola (NAN)