The Federal Government through the Universal Basic Education Commission in collaboration with Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board has commenced a professional training for 8,090 primary school teachers in Ogun state .
The government flagged off the 2017/2018 Teacher Development Programmes for 8,060 primary school teachers and 125 Federal Teachers Scheme participants.
The state Executive Chairman of SUBEB, Dr Femi Majekodunmi said the capacity building programme was sponsored by the FGN/UBE Consolidated Fund, adding that it was meant for teachers in the basic education sub sector.
Majekodunmi said this at the flag off ceremony held at the Nigeria Union of Teachers hall, Kuto, Abeokuta.
He said the programme would equip the teachers with needed skills that would make their work impactful.
Speaking on the theme, “Human capital development for quality service delivery in education,” he said the theme was well captured and highly useful for continuous development of the school system.
Majekodunmi said, “The trainings in the 2017/2018 programme include early childhood care development education training for teaching pre-primary learners , jolly phonics designed to the problem of literacy, pre-vocational training to enhance the entrepreneurial skills among learners.
“The 2017/2018 TPD is an inclusive one, it beams its search light on the training of teachers of learners with special needs.”
The zonal director of UBEC, South West, Alabi Asaju lauded the synergy between UBEC and Ogun SUBEB in carrying out various planned basic education development programmes.
Asaju urged the participants to be focused and pay rapt attention to all that would be taught at the training.
The Special Adviser to the Governor on the primary and secondary Education, Mrs Ronke Soyombo commended the state government for the initiative.