Saturday, 25 September 2021

UNICEF lauds Gov. Ayade On World Class Facilities At the Teachers Continuous Training Institute

 The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has joined other internationals to commend Governor Ben Ayade for constructing  a world class Teachers Continuous Training Institute in Biase Local Government Area of Cross River State .

Ayade had recently appointed Former Minister of Sports and Special Duties and renowned educationists, Prof. Taoheed Adedoja  as the pioneer Director General of the institute.

Speaking to newsmen at the ongoing four-day Training of Youth Volunteers on Real Time Monitoring for the Child-Friendly Communities Initiative, held at the Amphitheater of the Teachers Continuous Training Institute in Biase, the UNICEF representative Ms Bhawna Vajpai said the state-of-the-art facilities in the Institute rank among the best across sub-Saharan Africa, while noting that the TCTI would sooner than later become a citadel for Teachers development in Africa.

Vajpai said Governor Ayade's initiative to establish the institute  as a world class  training Centre  for teachers across Nigeria and beyond with modern training technology was a welcome development of a leader who saw the future.

On his part, the pioneer Director General of the institute, Professor Taoheed Adedoja congratulated the participants in the workshop, for being  the first to use some of the brand new facilities of the institute. 

Adedoja informed the UNICEF Team that the Institute has as its core mandate improved teaching and learning in the State's schools by retraining teachers across African countries to be abreast with global best practices in teachers output.

He said one of the reasons Governor Ayade established  the Institute, was to promote quality education through world class training of teachers as  the basis for more societal transformation.

Governor Ayade had during his  one of his visits to the institute in Biase, said:
"The establishment of the the teachers continuous training institute, the first of its kind in Africa, is intended to continuously retrain teachers because the quality of students is determined by the quality of teaching and the quality of teaching is a reflection of the quality of the training.

"The institute is therefore, set up specifically to attend to the teaching needs of West Africa, to drive home the message of quality teaching because only through quality teaching that you can have quality learning which also translates to quality outcome." 

The Teachers Continuous Training Institute, set on the undulating topography in Biase, in all its grandeur, presents itself as a bastion for the education of teachers and the enhancement of the teaching profession as attested to by the UNICEF.

Some photographs of the institute