Teaching not a relegated profession – SUBEB boss

Fri, Jun 7, 2024
By editor


ALHAJI Adamu Duguri, the Chairman, Bauchi State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), has said that teaching was not a relegated profession due to its contributions to national development. 

He stated this at the end of a three-day capacity building exercise of 30 teachers of core subjects on Thursday in Bauchi.

The exercise was being implemented by the state government in collaboration with the Girls Education Mission International (GEM) project and TY Danjuma Foundation.

Duguri tasked the teachers to be upright and dedicated towards imparting relevant knowledge in their students, to further move the profession to its rightful place.

“It is your responsibility to make the state and country habitable because when you train people, you are training the whole country.

“Thuggery, terrorism and other form of crimes are major organ of illiteracy because a learned person could not dagger or kill a fellow citizen no matter their differences.

“So, I believe that if people are trained, then progress is imminent.

“Don’t assume that teaching is a relegated profession, Try to bring the profession back to its initial position to earn the respect you deserve,” he said.

He, however, lamented that the state government was investing huge resources in the education sector without corresponding commitment by teachers

“There are teachers that even steal equipment in schools, and the spate of harassment against students by some teachers is also disheartening.

“When teachers are immoral, there will be serious problem in the society,” he said.

Also speaking,  Ketura Shammah, the Executive Director, Girls Education Mission International, described the exercise as worthwhile considering the responses of the teachers. 

She said the participants were expected to step down the training to about 5,000 teachers in the state. (NAN)


June 7, 2024