12 no­madic schools shut in Benue over herders,farm­ers con­flicts

Sunday Trust - - NEWS - From Us­man A. Bello, Benin

The Ex­ec­u­tive Sec­re­tary, Na­tional Com­mis­sion for No­madic Ed­u­ca­tion (NCNE), Prof. Bashir H. Us­man, said that 12 no­madic schools in Benue State have been shut down as a re­sult of the con­flicts be­tween herds­men and farm­ers in the area.

Prof Us­man dis­closed this on Fri­day in Benin, dur­ing the clos­ing cer­e­mony of the na­tional teach­ing train­ing work­shop on the use of cur­ricu­lum guides, record keep­ing, multi-grade teach­ing tech­niques and guid­ance and coun­selling for no­madic school head teach­ers/ teach­ers in the South-South zone.

He said the work­shop was to train and re­train teach­ers in no­madic schools to sharpen their skills and in the process im­prove their out­put.

“We have 24 no­madic schools in Benue State, 12 of them have been shut down com­pletely due to herders/farm­ers con­flicts. The other 12 schools that are not af­fected are fish­ers and mi­grants pri­mary schools,” he said.

He ex­plained that the teach­ers would also be trained on ef­fec­tive use of cur­ricu­lum guides and tech­niques of proper record keep­ing.

“Guid­ance and coun­selling is par­tic­u­larly im­por­tant to us, be­cause it will help the teach­ers to coun­sel some of the pupils who are trau­ma­tised be­cause of con­flicts,” he said.

Prof. Us­man urged the par­tic­i­pants to make use of the knowl­edge gained dur­ing the train­ing and im­part pos­i­tively on the stu­dents through qual­ity teach­ing.

Also speak­ing, the Deputy Direc­tor, Pro­gramme Co­or­di­na­tor, and Fed­eral Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tionSDG Desk Of­fi­cer, Khadi­jat Li­man, charged the NCME to come up with a wide range of ini­tia­tives that will help ad­dress the chal­lenges chil­dren of no­mads, mi­grants farm­ers and fish­er­men are fac­ing.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Nigeria

© PressReader. All rights reserved.