Daura (NAN)The Daura Local Education Authority, Katsina State on Thursday said student enrollment in primary schools in the area increased by 78 per cent in the last two years.
Alhaji Nuruddeen Lawan, its Education Secretary, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Daura.
He said the increase in student enrolment was due to the enlightenment activities of the School Management Committee (SBMC).
Lawan said the State Universal Education Board (SUBEB) in collaboration with the Daura Local Education Authority had approved training for 312 teachers.
He said 78 teachers were currently undergoing B.Ed degree programme in universities, while 240 were also pursuing NCE certificate in colleges of education and distance learning institutions.
Lawan said the training was aimed at making the teachers to be professionals and also be conversant with the new trend in the teaching profession, stressing that the minimum teaching qualification was still NCE.
He said 600 teachers were recently promoted to their next grade levels, adding that the welfare of teachers was of paramount importance to the local authority.
The education secretary said the promotion of teachers and capacity building were accorded priority by the current administration of Gov. Aminu Masari.
He appealed for the promotion should be effected immediately to enable the deserved teachers enjoy the dividend of their efforts, while calling on the teachers to justify the efforts of the state government on their education.
Lawal said that the state government had commenced renovation of 50 primary schools and construction of additional classrooms in the area.
He appealed to the state universal education board to provide functional vehicles to the local education authority to facilitate effective monitoring and supervision of schools, stressing quality assurance was very vital in teaching and learning.
The education secretary called on the state government to recruit additional teachers to adequately man existing schools, adding that the area had 10,50 and needed 300 additional teachers.