The training of 250 teachers in Bayelsa state by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board NCDMB has ended with a call on the teachers to impart positive virtues on their students.
Tagged: NCDMB Teachers Development Programme, the event was organized at the Bolou-Orua Campus of the University of Africa in collaboration with the Bayelsa state ministry of education.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the exercise, the Executive Secretary of NCDMB, Simbi Wabote said the training was organized for teachers of mathematics, English, basic science and basic technology drawn from all local governments of the state.
Represented by the General Manager, Capacity Building, Dr. Ama Ikuru, the executive secretary hinted that the essence of the training was to prepare young brains that could compete favourably in the oil and gas sector in line with the local content policy of the federal government.
He noted that the federal government had projected seventy percent local content in 2027 in the oil and gas industry, adding that the only way to achieve that was to groom the youths on relevant subjects ahead of time.
The governor of Bayelsa State, Seriake Dickson who was represented by the Chief of Staff, Government House, Talford Ongolo, thanked NCDMB for keying into the educational efforts of the present administration.
He called on the teachers to take advantage of the training to improve on their teaching skills so as to impart their students positively.