The federal government has reiterated its unwavering commitment to ensuring that teachers get the best of the country.
Education Minister Rt Hon Goodluck Nanah Opiah spoke at the flag ceremony of the 2022 Nationwide Capacity-Building Workshop for Teachers, held at the Rockview Hotel Royale, Abuja.
While declaring that the government of President Muhammadu Buhari is bringing back the glory days of the teaching profession in the country, the minister added that part of the special interest the current government has in redeeming the image and quality of education, the recent incentive as new salary includes scale, extended pensions and age of service and higher teachers’ emoluments.
He said that no well-meaning government could downplay the crucial role of teachers in the socio-economic development of any country, as they provide the basis for reasoning that guides progress in all forms of human endeavor, hence the high price that is attributed to the teaching profession. .
Despite numerous challenges facing the sector, Opiah announced that the Buhari-led government would remain committed to providing quality education at all levels.
“We will continue to embed inclusiveness in education, promote and support digital literacy in schools and ensure effective teacher education in all areas of leadership skills.
“The Federal Ministry of Education, through the National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), Kaduna, will continue its commitment to the education, training and retraining of teachers in Nigeria
“This explains why Pillar 5 of our Ministerial Strategic Plan (MSP) focuses on teacher capacity building and professional development.
“We all know that teaching is a noble profession and that teachers are very important to us in the nation building process. As a result, we will work with the teachers to build the nation of our dream.”
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