The Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NiDCOM) has pledged to work with the Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT (Lagos State Chapter) to carry out a capacity building training for teachers at the National level.
According to a statement by Gabriel Odu, Media, Public Relations and Protocol Unit of the commission, on Tuesday, this was one of the highlights of the meeting between a delegation of NUT (Lagos State Chapter) and NiDCOM Chairman/CEO, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, in Abuja.
Dabiri-Erewa extolled the virtues of teachers in the society doing great, both within and outside the country.
She encouraged them to continue to do more while assuring that “There is always a reward for hardwork.”
Citing example of a lecturer in Lagos state, who has spent 35 years teaching in South Africa, the NiDCOM boss said there are plans to work with their likes and even those in the Diaspora to train the teachers on capacity building.
She said, “I will like to commend you teachers and assure you that NiDCOM is ready to work with you, because without teachers, the society can not be a good foundation.”
Dabiri-Erewa lamented what Nigerian Students abroad go through when they travel out for study and called for a lot action to be done, especially where students spend years and come back with non-standard and unaccredited certificates.
Earlier, Mr. Adesegun Raheem, who spoke on behalf of the delegation, appreciated the commission’s boss by extolling her virtues and contribution to education sector.
“You are a role model, just as Lagos State Government is doing very well in the sector of education by training teachers and equipping them with facilities,” he said.
Raheem noted that even during the lockdown, education sector wasn’t locked down in Lagos state.
He advised other states in the country to incorporate what Lagos state is doing as this will move education in Nigeria to greater heights.
Raheem noted that the government of Lagos state is doing well with education especially in areas of trainings both nationally and internationally.
He added that the public schools in Lagos state are even doing better than the private schools as they have scheduled trainings, e-lessons to prepare students up to JAMB level and other interactive lessons.