Embattled Kaduna State Government has said that its has plan to train teachers through the state Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), the training which it disclosed would gulp N337.19 million from the government purse.
Upon sacked 22, 000 primary school teachers over poor performance, generating protest and strike by the Nigeria Union of Teachers, the state government expressed it readiness to ensure teachers in Kaduna become competence and turn around the state education sector positively.
From 2018 budget papers released on Monday by the state Planning and Budget Commission, it indicated that, “N337.19 million was earmarked for leadership and capacity training for school head teachers and assistants; jolly phonics training for 1,200 teachers and training of 200 Almajiri school teachers on literacy and numeracy skills.
the state hinted it that it would also train the teachers on use of Teachers Guide; training of 230 care givers on pre-primary curriculum; training of class teachers on reading methodology and post training impact survey.
According to it, 70 associate counselors from 23 local government areas will be trained on strategies for effective counselling skills in basic education; and training of 100 quality assurance evaluators.
“Other training includes evaluators and principals workshop on evaluating and student learning; evaluating and tracking student; workshop on coordination, monitoring and reporting and impact assessment on training of inclusive education teachers on Braille and sign language.”
Besides, a breakdown of the figure shows that N3.53 billion would be spent on the construction of classrooms, offices and toilets for primary schools, while N1.89 billion was for building classrooms and laboratories in junior secondary schools.
The board would also spend N15.1 million on the construction of Early Child Care Development Education games village in nine primary schools in nine local government areas.
It indicated that N821.27 million would go into procurement of furniture, materials for skills acquisition, teaching and learning aids, computers, magnetic boards, mattresses, sporting and instructional materials.
“N143.58 million was allocated for monitoring and supervision of projects, while N13.06 million was for maintenance of project monitoring vehicles.”