The Abia State government has partnered private investors from Australia to train primary school teachers across the three senatorial zones of the state.
This was disclosed to reporters on Thursday at the Government House in Umuahia, the Abia State’s capital in southeast Nigeria after a private audience between the foreigners and Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.
The leader of the team, Vivian Peters, and her group promised to provide expertise free of charge in line with the global standard in education.
Some Australian educationists, Alder Wood and Sakira Suma, also said that the exercise would be carried out in accordance with the Abia State government’s policy on educational development.
The training, which is expected to kick off immediately would be on classroom management and teachers-students relationship amongst others.
Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, has announced that his government will soon conduct verification exercise for the state civil servants in order to flush out ghost workers in the state.
Governor Ahmed made this known while addressing members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) across the state at a banquet hall in Ilorin, Kwara State capital.
The workers, according to him, include primary school teachers, local government workers amongst others as well as pensioners in the state.
The Governor lamented that dwindling fund has affected the smooth running of government as there was no more excess funds to be shared.
He said that the fund expected to be returned from the payment to ghost workers would be channelled towards provision of essential needs of the people.
Governor Ahmed warned those involved in the shady deals to desist to avoid being dealt with in accordance with the law.
The Kogi State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has appealed to the State Government to take the welfare of the primary school teachers as a matter of priority to bring back lost glory to basic education in the state.
The State Chairman of the NUT, Suleiman Abdullahi, made the appeal while addressing teachers in Lokoja, the state’s capital, on the World Teachers’ Day which was marked on Monday.
He also stated that education would continue to face set backs if the job of teachers is not made attractive in the society.