Jos—Principals of public secondary schools in Plateau State have decried the inadequate teachers in core subjects, saying the scarcity has contributed to the schools’ inability to effectively implement the new school curriculum on entrepreneurial subjects.
The Principals, under the auspices of All Nigeria Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools, ANCOPSS, also lamented the implementation of the Treasury Single Account, TSA, policy and called for a reversal, since running of schools had become ineffective.
Highlighting the challenges during the North Central Zone Mandatory Continuing Professional Training, MCPT, in Jos, the state Chairman of ANCOPSS, Awul Joseph, sought government’s intervention.
He said: “We are faced with numerous challenges, which include inadequate teachers in Mathematics, English Language and sciences; inability to effectively implement the new school curriculum on entrepreneurial subjects and lack of teachers and facilities.”
However, the state governor, Simon Lalong, through the Commissioner for Secondary Education, Joseph Mairiga, said: “We are not ignorant of the challenges of finance as we struggle to meet up with the task of funding education.
‘’Do not relent in drawing government’s attention to doing the needful, even in the midst of competing demands.”
The event, tagged Security Challenges in Nigeria: Implication for Educational Development in Plateau State, had participants from the six states of Kwara, Kogi, Benue, Nassarawa, Plateau and FCT.
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