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FG remains committed to teacher’s development

The Minister of State for Education, Mr Goodluck Opiah says the Federal Government is committed to ensuring that teachers get the best in the country.

The Minister stated this on Thursday at the flag off ceremony of the 2022 Nationwide Capacity Building Workshop for Teachers in Abuja.

He said no well meaning government could underscore the critical role of teachers in the socio-economic development of any nation.

Mr Opiah explained that the workshop provide the very basis for reasoning that guides advancement in all forms of human eandevour, hence the premium placed on the teaching profession.

The Minister stressed that the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration was bringing out the glory days of the teacher in the country through incentives like new Salary Scale, Elongated Retirements and Service Age and Increased Emoluments of teachers.

“We will continue to entrench inclusiveness in education, promote and support digital literacy in schools and ensure effective teacher training in all areas of leadership skills”. Mr Opiah stated.

“This explains why Pillar 5 of our Ministerial Strategic Plan, (MSP) is focused on Teacher Capacity Building and Professional Development. We all know that teaching is a noble profession and the teachers are very important to us in the process of nation building, as a result, we will work together with the teachers to build a nation of our dream.” He added.

The Federal Ministry of Education through the National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), Kaduna would continue to champion teacher education, training and retraining in Nigeria.

Reporting by Daniel Adejo; Editing by Abdullahi Lamino