THE Federal Ministry of Education in collaboration with Kogi Government, have trained evaluators, technical officers and Quality Assurance staff of Kogi Ministry of Education, Science and Technology for better performance.
Mr Jonathan Imbarka, the Director Quality Assurance, Federal Ministry of Education, told newsmen on Wednesday in Lokoja, that the two-day workshop was organised to build the capacity of the ministry’s quality assurance unit.
According to him, for education to really take place, there has to be quality, because It is one thing for a child to go to school and another thing is for that child to learn.
“The quality assurance (QA) processes were discussed with the participants, and what is expected of a QA expert, because what the government want is for a child to go to school and get quality learning.
“Going forward, the QA people in Kogi will be better equipped to carry out the QA processes and ensure that schools and education perform better in Kogi.
“We believe that the participants have been empowered to look at the situation of schools, and find a way of improving learning and teaching in schools,”Imbarka said.
In her remarks, Kogi Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, said the workshop was to build the capacity of those saddled with responsibilities of ensuring quality in our schools.
According to her, quality assurance is the soul of education and not just building class rooms, this training is addressing the missing link in QA; we will come out stronger and better.
“We are happy that all institutions in Kogi are well represented including the core ministry staff, non formal education, STETSCOM, Nigeria-Korea Friendship Institute, University, Polytechnics, among others.
“We are also happy that the facilitator of the training is the custodian of the federal policies on education, the Director, QA, Federal Ministry of Education.
“We are building the capacity of our teachers, after which we will look at what we have and what we need to ensure quality teaching and learning in our schools,” she said.
Osikoya stressed that for learning to take place in schools, there was need for policy makers to be well abreast with what the issues were and review the tools before going out there.
The commissioner commended Gov. Yahaya Bello, for making the necessary provision for logistics, creating the enabling environment, and for taking the lead for this to happen.
She enjoined Kogi people to be more confident for next year, saying all the little issues which were the critical things that had been neglected and overlooked in the past were being addressed.
– Dec. 12, 2018 @ 13:52 GMT |