A four-week SABABU teachers training programme for Untrained and Unqualified (UU) teachers has started at the KL DEC school in Kailahun town.
The programme, which is run by the ministry of education youth and sport in collaboration with UNICEF, targets some 85 participants recruited from all chiefdoms in the Kailahun district.
Lecturers from the Eastern Polytechnic, Njala University, Port
Loko Teachers’ College and Northern Polytechnic in Makeni are facilitating the training.
Addressing participants at the opening ceremony the district supervisor of schools in Kailahun, F. K. Lansana, said the programme was planned to run from November 19 to December 15 as the last training session of the SABABU UU teachers training that had been going on in the last four years since 2003.
He said, “the training aims at equipping UU teachers on basic skills and techniques in teaching language arts, science, mathematics, social studies and increase their knowledge in communication skills, peace education and primary education principles and practices”.
Mr Lansana encouraged participants to explore as much knowledge and skills as possible from the lecturers in the various subject areas. He assured them that the four-week training was going to place them in better position to teach their pupils more effectively after the programme.
He said they should be grateful to UNICEF for providing them the opportunity, and assured the lecturers of hospitality by the community and his ministry.