Nasarawa to con­duct sur­vey of pub­lic schools

The Punch - - EDUCATION -

The Nasarawa State Govern­ment on Thurs­day said it would carry out a sur­vey of the mem­bers of the staff of pub­lic pri­mary and sec­ondary schools, as well as fa­cil­i­ties with a view to repo­si­tion­ing the sec­tor.

The Com­mis­sioner for ed­u­ca­tion, Sci­ence and Tech­nol­ogy in the state, ha­jia Fatu Sabo, stated this dur­ing a fact-find­ing di­a­logue with ed­u­ca­tion stake­hold­ers in Lafia.

Ac­cord­ing to the Com­mis­sioner, Gover­nor Ab­dul­lahi Sule had al­ready ap­proved the sur­vey to have holis­tic sta­tis­tics of both man­power and fa­cil­i­ties for the pur­pose of plan­ning for the sec­tor.

Sabo ex­plained that the sur­vey would con­cen­trate on tak­ing an in­ven­tory of teach­ers, se­cu­ri­ties, nan­nies, cooks and other cadres of the staff in schools.

She added that the min­istry would also take an in­ven­tory of fa­cil­i­ties to know where to do more by pro­vid­ing fa­cil­i­ties to cre­ate a con­ducive en­vi­ron­ment for learn­ing.

The com­mis­sioner noted that from Mon­day, Jan. 13, the min­istry would em­bark on mas­sive ca­pac­ity build­ing of work­ers to keep every­body abreast of their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties for the over­all de­vel­op­ment of the sec­tor.

“The ca­pac­i­ties of direc­tors, prin­ci­pals, teach­ers and other staff mem­bers would be built in line with their re­spon­si­bil­i­ties to re­po­si­tion the sec­tor and make it one of the best in the coun­try,” she added.

Sabo also ex­plained that as parts of the ini­tia­tive to strengthen the sec­tor, the min­istry would em­bark on mas­sive en­roll­ment drive cam­paign to en­sure that ‘no child is left be­hind or out’.

“We would en­sure that all out-of-school chil­dren in­clud­ing the girl-child, or­phans and other vul­ner­a­ble who are out of school are made to re­turn,” she added.

The Com­mis­sioner gave the stake­hold­ers the as­sur­ance that they would al­ways be car­ried along in the im­ple­men­ta­tion of any pol­icy in­tro­duced by the govern­ment.

Chair­man of the Na­tional Par­ent Teacher As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­ria, Umaru ebeyan, in his own con­tri­bu­tion, said the free ed­u­ca­tion pol­icy in­tro­duced by the pre­vi­ous govern­ment was re­spon­si­ble for the fall­ing stan­dard of ed­u­ca­tion in the state.

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