((School girls returning home in Kaduna))
//NCNE: Akon Eddy, Kaduna//
The Executive Secretary of National Commission for Nomadic Education (NCNE), Professor Bashir Usman has said no nation can develop greater than the level of the quality of its education, and the quality of a nation’s education rely on the quality of its teachers, hence the need to ensure that qualified and well trained teachers are saddled with the responsibility of teaching the children. He stated this in a press statement made available to the media in Kaduna.
Professor Bashir Usman however said over the years from interactive sessions with nomadic community leaders across the country, the Commission has received series of complains on the inadequacy of effectiveness in teaching and learning in Nomadic schools.
These myriads of challenges according to him includes; teachers with teaching qualifications but without being able to provide quality teaching, inadequate number of qualified teachers and shortfall in teachers supply, inadequate instructional materials, inadequacy of infrastructural facilities, teacher truancy and absenteeism.
He further said teachers on the other hand have continued to harp on multitude of problems impeding on their effectiveness and commitment, ranging from difficult terrain and remoteness of nomadic schools to poor condition of service, absence of social amenities as well as inadequacy of essential teaching and learning facilities.
The NCNE boss added that; “The implications of all these to learning achievements in nomadic schools cannot be over emphasized. This, therefore succinctly lay credence to the common adage that No Nation can develop greater than the level of the quality of its education.