By Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
The Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has disclosed that it has trained over 12,600 teachers, head teachers and other personnel of the board in the last quarter of 2020 and the first quarter of this year 2021.
The board, in a statement by its Director, Social Mobilization and Media, Mr. Tope Babalola, said the personnel were trained on modern teaching methodology and other ways of improving service delivery in public schools in the state.
Giving the breakdown, the statement said the beneficiaries include, 10,762 teachers of public primary and secondary schools, 700 newly recruited teachers, 908 Head teachers, 202 Quality Assurance & School Support Officers and 28 members of the SUBEB Management.
He added that the move is part of the activities of the board to expose teachers and personnel of quality service delivery in the basic education sector to a wide range of topics including 21st century teaching methodologies, school safety, digital literacy, school based model training as well as leadership and strategic management in the COVID-19 Era .
While stressing that the training was a manifestation of the harmonious working relationship between Ekiti SUBEB and the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), he commended the Ekiti State Government over the payment of all outstanding UBEC counterpart funds for 2016 up till date, with the total of over N7.3 billion.
The move which he said has paved way for the ongoing transformation in the basic education sector particularly in the areas of infrastructure and capacity development of staff.
He added that reputable Educational Institutions including the Ekiti State University , Ado-Ekiti; Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-ife, Federal University Oye-Ekiti and the National Institute for Educational Planning and Admistration (NIEPA) , Ondo were involved in the training programmes.