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Niger State to partner Cambridge University on teacher training

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The Niger State Government has concluded plans to collaborate with the Cambridge University, UK in the area of teacher training.

Hajiya Fatima Madugu, the state's Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, made this known to NAN on Saturday in Minna.

The idea according to her was conceived to complement the government efforts at improving education service delivery to the people.

“Niger State will be partnering with the Cambridge University in Britain to transform the state's education sector, so as to enable us to be where we want to be.

“The first phase will involve a baseline survey, where the number of pupils and teachers as well as number of schools in the state will be captured, in order to know their needs in those schools and address them.

“The second stage has to do with training and retraining of teachers so that they will be able to use modern teaching technologies in teaching our pupils and students.

“Last but not the least is the collaboration with donor agencies for the success of this noble project; let me also add that this partnership will run for three years,” she said.

-Emmanuel Ikechukwu