The Institute of Education at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, on Monday began a five-day training to develop the managerial capacities of 500 head teachers and other officials on basic education in Kaduna State.
Mr Tijjani Abdullahi, Executive Chairman of Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board, said in his address that the training was funded by the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC).
Abdullahi, represented by the Director of School Services, Malam Aliyu Idris, said the trainings were taking place simultaneously in Zaria, Kaduna and Kafanchan as the goal is to equip the head teachers with the necessary skills for effective and efficient management of basic education in the state.
“This is part of Governor Nasiri El-Rufa’i-led administration’s efforts at improving the quality of education delivery at the basic level which is critical to the educational development of the state. We have over 30,000 teachers and head teachers in basic schools and we will continue to train and retrain them to keep tab with the best practices for quality teaching and learning”.
He identified other participants attending the training to include: School support officers and officials of Kaduna SUBEB, the Ministry of Education and the Kaduna State Schools Quality Assurance Authority.
He thanked UBEC and ABU for supporting the state in building capacities of the head teachers and other education officials towards ensuring effective management of the basic schools.
Also speaking, Professor Bashir Maina, the Director of the Institute of Education, ABU, Zaria, listed research, training and development as the core mandate of the institute adding that the training, organised by the institute and funded by UBEC, is to equip the head teachers with the needed skills that would make them deliver their best in the state’s primary schools.
“The training will, among other things, address the goals, objectives and policy framework of basic education, principles and functions of educational management and the roles of leadership in school effectiveness. Other areas include: personnel management, management of records in schools, financial management, monitoring school effectiveness and school governance and stakeholder’s management”.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]