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Malumfashi Council Recruits Skills Acquisition Instructors For Primary Schools

Posted: May 27, 2015 at 12:55 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Malumfashi Local Government Education Authority (LEA) in Katsina State has engaged the services of skills acquisition instructors for primary schools in the area.

The Education Secretary told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Alhaji Shawai Alhassan, on Tuesday in Malumfashi that the aim was to impart knowledge of some basic skills to the pupils.

According to him, the effort would inculcate trade discipline among pupils, especially girls who may not further their studies.

He disclosed that the LEA has been organising competition among schools to determine the best school in skills training.

According to him, Girls Day Primary School, Malumfashi, emerged the overall best in the state in 2014 and was rewarded with sets of knitting and sewing machines, other equipment and N50,000.

The education secretary said the local council had established computer centres at Sallau and Tinau primary schools with 28 sets of computers each for the use of teachers and pupils.

Alhassan also said that some of the primary schools in the area were provided with libraries and librarians to encourage reading habits among pupils.

He listed the schools with libraries to include Gamzaki, Karfi, Tinau, Dudi and Pilot primary schools among others, adding that more books would be provided to the school libraries.

The secretary said that the state government had supplied 770 cartons of instructional materials and some sporting facilities for distribution to primary schools in the area.

To enhance effective monitoring, the official said a vehicle had been bought for school inspectors to ease their movement.

He pledged to enhance the welfare of workers under the department, saying that already, the monthly allowances for headmasters, inspectors and supervisors had been increased.

According to him, the council has begun the repair of some schools’ structures in view of the rainy season, while the state government has spent N42 million on the rehabilitation of Sambo and Rural primary schools in Malumfashi.