The Federal Government has flagged off the 2012 Millennium
Development Goals (MDGs) training of 40,000 basic education
teachers on current innovative strategies and techniques of
teaching.
Education Minister Professor Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa’i, who
opened the workshop in Lagos, said the training would hold at
109 centres nationwide.
Junior Secondary School (JSS) teachers will receive training on the
four core subjects- English, Mathematics, Social Studies and Basic
Science and Technology; while primary school teachers would be
trained on Language Communication Skills, Effective Classroom
Management Skills, Basic Teaching Methods, Information and
Communication Technology.
She said the government would continue to support the National
Teachers Institute (NTI) to undertake programmes tailored
towards teacher education development.
Director General of NTI, Dr. Aminu Ladan Sharehu, said the initial
arrangement was to train 120,000 teachers, but funds available to
the institute accommodated 40,000 teachers only.
Sharehu said the teachers would also receive training on Special
Educational Needs and Disabilities and faith based HIV/AIDS
initiative which would take place at three designated centres in
each state, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

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