From Rashidat AbdulRahman, Minna
The Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Niger State Wing says training and retraining of its members will build their intellectual capacity with the view to understanding the dynamics and challenges facing them.
The State Chairman of the Union, Comrade Adamu Mohammed Akayago stated this at the opening ceremony of a one-day interactive session with the executive members of the All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, ANCOPSS, at Teachers House, Tungangoro, Minna on Thursday.
He said in an attempt to bridge the gap between and among members of the Union, leadership of ANCOPSS and Association of Primary School Teachers of Nigeria (AOPSHON ), were coopted into the national, state and branches standing committees of the Union.
Comrade Akayago stressed that the state wing of the Union is one amongst the few in the country that have adopted a conventional electoral arrangements for its state elected officials and branches, where both primary and post primary school teachers are elected as one indivisible family.
Also speaking on the occasion, the immediate past president of ANCOPSS, Mu’azu Musa described as unfortunate that teachers are retiring while others are dying without any replacement.
He called on the leadership of NUT to look at the issue with a view to solving it.
Declaring the session open, the Head of Service, Niger State, Engineer Abubakar Salisu represented by the Permanent Secretary, Human Resources , Aminu Aliyu Goro, who underscored the importance of education in nation building, said his office will remain open to approach all educational development strategies, innovative solutions and share best practices.
He said his office is determined to complement NUT’s efforts through improved capacity building of teachers .
In a goodwill message, the Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Hadiza Asabe Mohammed represented by the Director, Test Measurement and Evaluation, Malam Garba Asu said the present government of Governor Mohammed Umar Bago is ready to put to rest challenges confronting the education sector.