Political and Educational Sector are critical in Bringing the Nation out of Problem- Prof Nkom
Kaduna, North – West, NIGERIA
A call has been made to Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to focus on how education is run in the country in order to achieve maximum development.
This call was made by Prof Nkom while delivering his remark during the launch and public presentation of the publications on teacher training by the Foundation For the Advancement of Learning (FAL) in Kaduna.
Professor Nkom said that there is a disconnect between education media and teaching in the country as there are two critical sectors that can bring the country out of its problems.
Nigerians he said must ask politicians the benefit they will derive in all facets of education before they can vote any political party’s aspirant into office. says Professor Andrew A Nkom.
“Two critical sectors in the nation are the political and educational sector that can bring us out of problems,” he said.
Speaking earlier in his welcome address, Professor Adamu Baiki said that the teaching profession is not just for education but a system.
Professor Baiki, who represented the Minister of Education said that time and efforts must be put in place to produced good teachers in the nation.
Also speaking, the pioneer Registrar of the Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) Chief Anjikwi Ciwar, said that Nigeria must emulate the model of countries like Finland, South Korea and Singapore where a Masters degree is a criteria for permanent teaching profession.
He decried the use of schools drop out in must states of the federation to fill in for those who have the required National Certificate of Education (NCE).
“Teacher preparation must start from the primary schools but in states, some schools have had over 70% of its teachers as secondary schools drop out.
Some of the books presented for the public at the presentation are the professional teachers handbook technical education, professional teachers nursing education and others.