The Chairman of the Ekiti State Universal Basic Education Board
(SUBEB), Prof. Femi Akinwumi has said that the state government would
continue to give topmost priority to the training and retraining of
teachers in public primary schools in the state.
Prof. Akinwumi gave the assurance in Ado Ekiti while declaring open a
10- day training programme organized by Universal Basic Education
Commission (UBEC) in conjunction with the SUBEB for 120 teachers newly
employed under the Federal Teachers Scheme (FTS) in the state.
He disclosed that the government has since realized the importance of
capacity building to the output of teachers in public schools, and
Ekiti SUBEB in conjunction with UBEC has trained over 13,800 teachers
in the last eight months.
He lauded the administration of Governor Kayode Fayemi for paying over
N7.3billion counterpart fund to UBEC covering the period of 2014 –
2020 which according to him gave the state access to funds for
infrastructural development and training programmes under UBEC/SUBEB
The SUBEB Boss urged participants at the 10-Day training programme to
pay attention to the resource persons and utilize the knowledge gained
appropriately when they get back to their various schools
In his goodwill message, the Executive Secretary UBEC, Dr. Hamid
Bobboyi who was represented by Miss Damilola Oke commended Ekiti SUBEB
for its commitment to teachers’ welfare and capacity building.
He urged the Board to sustain the good works which have earned it one
of the best in the country and equally strengthen the cordial
relationship between the Board and the UBEC.
The lead facilitator, Prof. Babalola Ayodele disclosed that the
training is organized to improve the capacity of the teachers handling
pre-primary and primary education and boost their effectiveness.
Prof. Babalola assured that the facilitators are well prepared to do
all that are needful and impart the knowledge and information required
to the trainees and make them teach better when they return to
The SUBEB Permanent Secretary, Mr. Dare Ajayi who spoke through the
Director of Training, Mrs. Temitope Shittu said the participants are
lucky to have the caliber of facilitators, urging them to take their
job with all seriousness it deserves.
He said their diligence and productivity will showcase them for better
opportunity in the future.