BY SAKA BOLAJI
Niger State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education, Dr. Hadiza Asabe Mohammed has inaugurated a Central Working Group (CWG) charged with repositioning the state’s education sector.
The event took place at the Ministry’s conference hall and was attended by prominent education stakeholders and the media.
The CWG, headed by the Commissioner and assisted by the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Wasa Jonathan, will spearhead the transformation of education by formulating and implementing policies to address challenges faced by the sector.
During a press briefing in Minna, the Commissioner highlighted the urgent need for comprehensive reforms to improve the quality of education, announcing 11 sub-committees to work under the CWG.
Each of the sub-committees will focus on various aspects of education, ensuring a comprehensive approach to tackle the existing issues and the quality of education across the state.
The sub-committees unveiled include: ECCDE and Special Education,
Endowment, Partnership and Linkages, Infrastructure and Education. Resources, Technology and Digitization, Training and Retraining linkages, among others.
The sub-committees consisting of education experts, administrators and stakeholders, will play a crucial role in implementing innovative strategies to enhance the quality of education across the state.
The Commissioner expressed confidence in the capabilities of the CWG and its sub-committees to do a comprehensive overhaul of the education system to meet the demands of a 21st century workforce.
The high point of the event was the presentation of ECCDE activities by a consultant, Hajiya Maimuna Mohammad, who is also a member of the CWG.