The Federal Government and the World Bank have collaborated to improve the knowledge of teachers in the federal technical colleges across the country with the 21st century skills that will digitalise the students.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Andrew David Adeno, disclosed this while declaring open a workshop on the development of a structure for the in-service training of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) teachers and instructors in Abuja.
Oyo News reports that the initiative, which is in partnership with the World Bank is expected to increase availability of competent and motivated technical teachers and instructors.
According to the Permanent Secretary, skills development system in Nigeria must adapt to the emerging trends of globalisation for economic viability especially in relevant skills for the formal and informal sectors of the economy.
“All the federal technical teachers in the 27 technical schools across the federation will be trained and captured in this component and the five states that are participating in the IDEAS Project, each of the state has three technical colleges and all the teachers in these technical colleges will be captured”. It was stated.
A World Bank consultant, Mistura Rufai, said the entire IDEAS Project was about $200m and that teachers training was a component of it, with about $25m to $30m to be spent on training teachers in Nigeria.