A non-governmental organization, Partnership for Learning for All in Nigeria (PLANE) has trained 8,000 primary school teachers in Kano State.
The chairman, Knowledge and Communication Committee, Kano State Accountability Forum on Education, Nasiru Yusuf Ibrahim, in a statement made available to journalists, said PLANE’s state team lead, Malam Umar Lawan, made the revelation during a presentation at the Kano State Quarterly Review Meeting.
He said the training was conducted in collaboration with the State Universal Basic Education (SUBEB); noting that PLANE had coordinated book and other learning materials distribution at the classroom level across the 532 schools in the state in order to ensure every child had their own learning materials.
Ibrahim, who was represented by state reform facilitator Umma Muhammad Rakana, said PLANE had supported 35 school-based management committees that sensitized stakeholders on book care and maintenance, including parents and others
Some of them, according to him, supported the programme by donating two hectares of land in Kafinwachiwaya, Takai local government area for the construction of two classrooms and two bundles of zinc sheets.
In his presentation, Lawan suggested that more teachers be employed to bridge the gap of inadequate teachers in some schools, especially the hard-to-reach areas.