President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his administration will provide dynamic policies that will provide subsidies and initiate annual retention benefits for teachers in order to attract them to rural communities.
Buhari, who was represented by the Attorney General of the Federation, Judge Abubakar Malami, announced this in Abuja on Saturday in celebration of World Teachers’ Day 2019.
He also said that the Federal Government would collaborate with the states in order to provide incentives to teachers, especially in rural areas to encourage young talents to the teaching profession.
“It has been said that teachers are one of the most influential forces for equity, access and quality in education, this administration places a lot of emphasis on the Development of Human Capital.
“We will pay more attention to teacher training and retraining to improve their capabilities for effective service delivery,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said that the 2019 WTD issue progressively addressed some of the fundamental problems of teachers and education in general in the country.
Adamu, who was represented by the Minister of State, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, said that in order to revitalize the sector, it was necessary to release potentials for socio-economic development.
He noted that the revitalization of the sector had led to the development of the Ministerial Strategic Plan, and added that the process was ongoing.
“In addition to strengthening the institutional framework in the education system, a series of measures have been taken to increase access, which is the increase in the number of tertiary institutions.
“The number of these universities is an improvement on what it used to be.
“Let’s keep in mind that the key to broadening access to these instructions is young teachers who give lectures on them, hence the urgent need to invest in young teachers.
He also commended the efforts of the Teacher Registration Council (TRCN) in search of teacher professionalism through teacher registration and licensing in an attempt to strengthen teacher quality.
Adamu added that the ministry had also backed the Safe Schools Declaration, saying that measures were taken to implement the commitment assumed through the commitment.
“Over the years, educational institutions have become targets, ranging from kidnappings, murders, wildfires, vandalism and vandalism.
“Conflicts and natural disasters have also led schools to close and become camps for internally displaced people, which disrupts schooling,” he said.