PCNI trains 1,100 Teachers in the North-East

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From Monday 19th March to Friday 23rd March, 2018, the Presidential Committee on the North East Initiative (PCNI) in collaboration with University of Maiduguri, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola and Yobe State University, Damaturu, conducted a 5-day capacity building workshop for primary school teachers which was simultaneously held in Maiduguri and Yola. While declaring the workshop open at Mohammed Goni College of Legal and Islamic Studies (MOGCOLIS) Conference Hall, the PCNI Vice Chairman, Alhaji Tijjani Musa Tumsah, said the workshop module was carefully selected to include intensive teaching techniques, conflict, risk and disaster reduction and psychosocial support training among others.
He also said that the workshop was in consonance with the Buhari Plan and PCNI’s mandate and was aimed at improving the content delivery and allied skills of primary school teachers from Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.
According to the Chairman, PCNI Sub Committee on Education, Professor Hauwa Audu Biu, who represented the Vice Chairman, the workshop was aimed at achieving teachers’ capacity to support parents and pupils affected by the insurgency, provide guidance to participants on how to develop assessment instruments, creating marking scheme scoring techniques in consonance with the learning objectives and exposing the participants to contemporary teaching techniques.
Professor Biu disclosed that PCNI had carefully selected 300 participants from Adamawa state, 300 participants from Yobe state and 500 participants from Borno state for the first phase of the workshop while that of Taraba, Gombe and Bauchi will be held next.

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