By Khadija Aliyu
The Partnership for Learning for All in Nigeria (PLANE), says it has trained over 8,000 primary school teachers in Kano.
The PLANE’s State Team Lead, Malam Umar Lawan, made the disclosure, during a presentation at Kano State Quarterly Review Meeting Agenda.
Represented by the State reform facilitator Umma Muhammad Rakana, the State Team Lead explained that,the training was conducted in collaboration with State Universal Basic Education (SUBEB).
He pointed out that, PLANE had coordinated books and other learning materials distribution, at the classroom level across 532 schools in Kano state.
The team lead pointed out that,some stakeholders supported the programme, by donating 2 hectares of land in Kafin wachiwaya, Takai Local Government area for the construction of 2 classrooms, and 2 bundles of zinc sheets.
“We organized reading Festivals in Minjibir and Gabasawa LGAs to promote reading culture amongst pupils, received financial donations from stakeholders, and LGEAs agreed to make the festival an annual event.
Lawan suggested recruitment of more teachers, to bridge the gaps of inadequate teachers in some schools, especially hard-to-reach areas.
The team lead advocated for the provision of other learning materials like pencils and exercise books by parents, saying that,it would improve teaching better learning outcome for pupils.
The Commissioner for Education, Umar Haruna Doguwa represented by the Director Planning, Research and Statistics Malam Munzali Mustapha, commended the stakeholders for attending the meeting.
He reiterated the state governments commitment in uplifting education to global standard.