No fewer than 840 teachers drawn from 210 primary schools in Sokoto State have been trained on safer learning environment.
The programme tagged, “Promoting Safer Learning Environment Free Of Violence” is part of the yearly Global Education Initiative whose mission is to facilitate attainment of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Speaking at Ali Fodio Primary school in Bodinga local government areas of the state, the programme Consultant, Mrs Maryam Na’ibi said the United Nations’ Children Education Fund (UNICEF) in collaboration with other partners are behind the training.
According to Na’ibi, the 2018 largest world learning event tagged, “End Violence In And Around Schools” was carefully selected to emphasis why violence free environment is sacrosanct to attaining quality learning.
She further divulged that both head teachers and teachers of classes 4, 5 and 6 from 35 focus primary schools in the 6 selected local government areas were trained on the initiative.
While reiterating that quality education could best be guaranteed in a safe, non-violent atmosphere, Mrs Na’ibi mentioned benefiting local governments to include, Kebbe, Binji, Gudu, Wurno, Goronyo and Bodinga respectively.
On his part, Bodinga local government Education Secretary, Nuruddini Malami admitted that such training will not only boost teachers morale in their quest to promote violent free learning environment but also inculcate mutual relationship amidst pupils.
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