The Emir of Suleja Emirate, His Royal Highness Mallam Awwal Ibrahim, thanked Implementation Committee members for their patience, due to several postponements made because of his absence from the country, the Emir said that if the institute is well supported it will enhance education in the state, Mallam Awwal Ibrahim further suggested that the issue of teaching in local language should be looked into and supported. The Emir, highlighted the proliferation of Private Schools which he said it’s so alarming, he directed all district heads to bring the list of private schools in their districts with a view to bring it to the attention of relevant authorities.
Mallam Awwal Ibrahim suggested the establishment of a Centre for training of Head Teachers and prayed that this laudable institute will be made sustainable so that it can continue even if the present government is not in power; he requested that a law should be enacted to ensure the sustainability of the institute. The Emir finally said he will be waiting for the outcome of the session and the details of the Committee’s work and urged his district and village heads to continue to support schools in their domains, he reminded them to compile the list of private schools and forward it to the emirate.
The Chairperson, Hajiya (Dr) Dije Jibrin Bala, mni, MFR, explained the objective of the advocacy visit to the Emir on the State’s readiness to establish an Institute for Teacher Professional Development, Dije Bala said that government is putting its effort to address the quality of Teachers and Teaching in our schools which is geared towards establishing an Institute for the training of Teachers in the State. She called on Suleja Emirate to monitor teaching in schools and support schools to address the dilapidated structures.
Niger State Teachers Professional Development Institute Implementation Committee