The Institute of Education, Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria has commenced a five-day training to develop the managerial capacities of 500 head teachers and other officials on basic education in Kaduna State.
The training which began on Monday was made known by the Executive Chairman of the Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board, Mr Tijjani Abdullahi, who added that the training was funded by the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC).
Mr Abdullahi who was represented by the Director of School Services, Aliyu Idris stated that the trainings were taking place simultaneously in Zaria, Kaduna and Kafanchan. He said the goal of the training is to equip the head teachers with the necessary skills for effective and efficient management of basic education in the state.
He identified other participants attending the training to include School support officers and the officials of Kaduna SUBEB, the Ministry of Education and the Kaduna State Schools Quality Assurance Authority.
Director of the Institute of Education, Bashir Maina further said, “the training will, among other things, address the goals, objectives and policy framework of basic education, principles and functions of educational management and the roles of leadership in school effectiveness.
“Other areas include personnel management, management of records in schools, financial management, monitoring school effectiveness and school governance and stakeholder’s management,” he added.