The Victims Support Fund (VSF) says it plans to train 1,200 teachers from Adamawa, Borno and Yobe in 2020 to enhance their capacities as part of its intervention in the education sector in the North East.
VSF Executive Director, Prof. Sunday Ochoche, made this known on Thursday in Yola at the opening of a train the trainers workshop for master trainers from Adamawa, Borno and Yobe.
The training was on pedagogy skills, classroom management, safety and psycho social support.
Ochoche who noted that VSF had intervened in areas of health, peace building and reconstruction, said the education sector had been receiving special attention because of its unique role in addressing the root cause of the insurgency.
He said apart from reconstruction and rehabilitation of schools equipped with teaching and learning materials, about 200,000 children in the affected states had received support from the fund.
He added that VSF plans to add additional 50,000 children in 2020.
“This year we are providing training for 1,200 teachers. We also have 50,000 pupils that would be added into our education support programme.
“We are also introducing a new component for school inspectors because we want to strengthened the monitoring and evaluation process,” Ochoche said.
While reiterating the commitment of VSF towards rebuilding and restoring hope in North East, Ochoche lauded the support and cooperation of affected states, Local Government authorities and other stakeholders.
In their respective remarks, Mr Babagana Galtimari, Mr Ahmed Mohammed and Mr Yakubu Dokshi who represented Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states Universal Basic Education Boards, lauded VSF for its sustain educational interventions in the states.
They said the impacts of VSF support were so glaring in their states and urged participants at the training to ensure they step down the training to other teachers back home for maximum result.
Mrs Wilbina Jackson, Adamawa state Commissioner for Education and Human Capital Development, lauded the educational intervention of VSF in North East particularly in the training of teachers.
She urged the beneficiaries to make maximum use of the opportunity to provide quality education for their students.
“I want you to take this training very serious as we have serious hope in you in this fight against illiteracy and insurgency in North East,” Jackson said.