Pivotal teacher training programme to be reintroduced

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The Plateau Government said?on Friday?that it would re-introduce Pivotal Teacher Training Programme (PTTP) in the state, as part of efforts to strengthen education at the grassroots.
The state?Commissioner for Education, Nanle Dashen, said?this?at the inaugurating two boards, the Plateau State Scholarship Board and the Adult and Non-Formal Education Board in Jos?on Friday.
Dashen explained that the planned re-introduction of?the programme was aimed at injecting?the necessary skills, to deliver quality education at the basic level.
He said that the state government would?also facilitate further training of teachers at the National Certificate of Education (NCE) level?as well as?other capacity development efforts, through continuous?professional development programmes.
According to him,?the current administration is?passionate about?repositioning the education sector in the state, as?demonstrated by the priority being?given to the sector since 2007.
“The effort of the Jonah Jang-led administration to reposition the education sector could be seen through the state?s massive programme of action since 2007.
“There was massive intervention in the basic education sector through the payment of counterpart fund that resulted in the renovation and construction of new structures in primary schools across the state.
“There was also a positive turn-around of 15?secondary schools well equipped with modern facilities to deliver quality as well as intervention in the tertiary institutions with improved infrastructure and staffing.
“And now, the introduction of pivotal teacher training programme and other professional programmes aimed at equipping Plateau teachers with the needed skills to offer sound education to our children.”
The commissioner further said that the state?government was also assisting?youths with? scholarship, including Plateau indigenes studying at the Nigerian College of Aviation, Zaria, the Nigerian Law School and Maritime Academy, among others.
He called on the various education boards to add value to the efforts of the current administration in revamping the education sector.
He charged them to?suggest reforms that would effect the needed changes in the education delivery system.

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