NIGER State Universal Basic Education Board (NSUBEB) has flagged off a master training for education managers who will step down the training to 3,219 head teachers of public primary schools in 25 local government areas of the state in preparation for school reopening.
The executive chairman of the board, Dr. Isah Adamu, made the disclosure at the (NSUBEB) conference hall, Old Secretariat, Minna, the state capital on Thursday.
“The board engaged in training experts in Education Management and Administration in preparation for resumption and examination purposes for the Primary 6 exit class, while we take into cognisance the COVID-19 protocols.
We are training 25 education managers in non-pharmaceutical protocols to enable them step the training down to various primary schools across the 25 local government areas of the state,” he said.
He explained that the objective of the training was to inform the participants on measures to take for safe reopening of schools and how important administrators, teachers and pupils are in safe school reopening.
“We must understand how to safeguard ourselves, teachers and pupils from being infected with COVID-19 and to know what are needed for safe reopening amidst COVID -19.
“After the training, Niger State government will fix a date for resumption as we are expecting 500 government-sponsored pupils to sit the common entrance examinations.
“The pupils we are expecting to take the entrance examination we are going to provide all the necessary requirements, including face masks, face shield, soaps, sanitizers, running water buckets and infrared thermometers.
“We are going to spend about N10 million for 500 pupils that will be taking the examination on COVID-19 requirements,” he said.
Meanwhile, the director, Teacher Professional Development, NSUBEB, Malam Salihu Gonna, said that radio and television jingles on sensitization and awareness had been ongoing in parts of the state since the outbreak of the new coronavirus in the state.
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