The International Islamic Academy, Madallah, near Abuja, has organised a two-day seminar for teachers.
Speaking to our reporter, Ustaz Alfa Boloyi Umar, the director of the school, who was represented by the PTA chairman, Mr. I D Abdullahi, said “Teachers are role models to their students and are important in the society.”
He, therefore, advised government to put politics aside when formulating and implementing education policies to ensure that standards at all levels were maintained.
The guest speaker at the seminar, Malam Badamasi Ayuba Tarda, called on teachers to continue updating themselves and also enjoined them to always engage in learning.
He explained that teaching required advancing in information communication technology, because learners have access to information and the teachers have little control over it.
He noted that it was unfortunate that teachers have little or no training because of the inadequate facilities and infrastructure which affects their competence.
Malam Badamasi who emphasised that education is the basis of development of modern nations, said priority should be given to education especially at primary level (lower basic education) and sufficient fund be allocated to the grassroots level.