By: Joy Odor/Kaduna
The Executive Secretary, National Commission for Nomadic Education, Professor Bashir Usman has said that findings from recent survey across the country have revealed that majority of teachers of nomadic do not keep school records properly.
Professor Usman disclosed this in his address at the National Teacher Training Workshop on the use of Curriculum Guides, Record Keeping, Mutli-Grade Teaching Techniques and Guidance and Counseling for Head Teachers and Teachers in Nomadic Primary Schools organized by the Commission in Edo State, South-South, Nigeria on Monday.
According to him, such training is intended to expose the teachers in nomadic schools to variety of innovative strategies and child-centered methods of content delivery towards attainment of the goals and objectives of the Nomadic Education Programme.
He mentioned that the achievement of the objectives of the workshop is very important for the enhancement of Nomadic Education Programme, adding that the Commission is passionate on the improvement of access and quality of tuition in nomadic schools.
The objectives, he said are, to develop participants’ knowledge and competences on effective use of curriculum guides, equip participants with techniques of proper record keeping, train participants on how to prepare scheme of work, lesson plan and lesson note in different subject areas and train participants on variety of instructional methods that will engender effective lesson delivery in practical situation
Other include to develop participants’ capacities on the concepts and techniques of multi-grade teaching methodology, acquaint participants’ with issues relating to the environment and culture of the target groups and strengthen participants’ capacities on the skills and techniques in guidance and counseling.
“It would be recalled that similar training workshops had been organized for the zone by the Commission to update teachers’ knowledge, skills and competences.
“Such training programmes are intended to expose our teachers in the nomadic schools to variety of innovative strategies and child-centered methods of content delivery towards attainment of the goals and objectives of the Nomadic Education Programme” he stressed.
The Executive Secretary assured all participants that the Commission is committed to giving them the best in terms of working environment and content of the training and urged them to give in their best in achieving the set objectives of the workshop.
He informed that the Commission expected participants reciprocate by putting hands together in the active delivery of quality education to the children of the marginalized groups, through their improved knowledge, skills and competences to be acquired through the training.
Professor Usman however enjoined all to work hard to be able to come out of the workshop determined more than ever before and to do everything possible to improve the quality of instruction in nomadic schools and environment.
He therefore commended the Presidency on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for funding the workshop and the Federal Ministry of Education (FME) for sustenance and continuous encouragement in all the Commission activities.
“Resource persons, the task of ensuring basic education for the migrant population of this country are a collective responsibility. I wish you all fruitful deliberations, while wishing you journey mercies back to your various destinations.
“I formally register the appreciation of the Commission to the Presidency on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for funding this workshop. I must appreciate the Federal Ministry of Education (FME) for sustenance and continuous encouragement in all our activities” he ended.