The government of Enugu has trained 250 head teachers in contemporary skills to build their capacity and improve the quality of education in the state.
In a speech at the workshop in Enugu on Tuesday, Education Commissioner Uche Eze assured that the government would continue to build the capacity of principals and teachers.
The workshop was organized by the Post-Primary School Management Council (PPSM) in partnership with the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Plateau.
Mr. Eze said the workshop was part of the government’s efforts to ensure that school administrators are taught modern teaching skills.
According to him, this will improve the quality of education in Enugu. He urged participants to practice what they learned to improve their skills.
“Because we can’t get all the teachers in the state together in one place, we decided to get the principals together, who are the leaders in their different schools,” he explained. “As we equip them and deliver relevant skills and strategies that will aid in effectiveness, it will be up to them to bring that back to their schools.”
One of the facilitators, Uche Nwagwu, said the training showed that the state was giving due attention to education.
Furthermore, NIPSS Director of Studies, Oluwafunmilayo Para-Mallam, said the workshop was key to maintaining the quality of education in Enugu.
Sylvanus Onoyima, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s Senior Special Advisor on Due Process and SERVICOM, commended PPSMB for organizing the workshop.
Mr Onoyima urged the PPSMB to step up its efforts to monitor schools to ensure they are meeting set standards.