FCTA to domesticate national teacher education policy

Malam Muhammad Bello, the Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), says the FCT Administration is making efforts to review and domesticate the National Teacher Education Policy to enhance teachers’ welfare for better service delivery.

Bello disclosed this at the second combined convocation ceremony of FCT College of Education, Zuba, held on Saturday.

The minister called on the management of the college to move some key schools and administrative offices to the permanent site as a matter of priority.

Represented by the FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, he assured the school management that the FCTA would assist in making the relocation to the permanent site possible.

According to him, a lot of resources have been expended on the site through the intervention of TETFUND.

“The FCT Administration is currently making efforts to review and domesticate the national teacher education policy to enhance teachers’ welfare for better service delivery.

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“I therefore enjoin all staff to be dedicated to their work and to give the students the best that is required of them while shunning vices that are inimical to your professional ethics, ” he said.

Bello commended the management of the college for providing high quality graduates to meet the demand for teachers across the territory and the country at large.

The minister noted that the college had been largely peaceful with minimal unrest either from the students body, academic or non-academic staff.

Bello further assured that the provision of qualitative education through conducive learning environment, qualified teachers and availability of learning tools was a top priority of the administration toward the development of the sector.

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He pledged to support the i institution in the accreditation of its various programmes and courses.

Bello also appreciated the college for the commencement and smooth take-off of the undergraduate programme for the award of degrees in education.

He also urged the management to explore other partnerships and collaborations that would be beneficial to the college in order to complement the efforts of government.

Earlier, the FCT Permanent Secretary, Mr Chinyeaka Ohaa, expressed concern over the backlog of graduands of the institution who had completed their NCE programmes, from 2010 to date.

Ohaa charged the management to work hard at ensuring that convocation and other such important activities of the college were not delayed.

He, however, applauded the provost and management of the college for the laudable achievements the institution had recorded over the last few years.

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The permanent secretary enjoined the management of the institution to work hard and maintain the high academic and moral standards for which the institution was known.

The Provost of the College, Dr Muhammad Hamza, had earlier called on the FCT administration to construct access roads and completion of some buildings at the permanent site.

Hamza also called on the administration to support the college in the accreditation of its various programmes and courses, while assuring that the college will continue to maintain high standards.

The provost enjoined the graduating students to be good ambassadors of the college by shunning all vices that were inimical to the society.

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