The Kaduna State Government on Friday challenged public school teachers to write books and come up with innovative ideas that would improve the quality of teaching and learning in schools.
The Commissioner for Education, Dr Shehu Makarfi, gave the challenge at the end of a five-day training for secondary school teachers in Kaduna, organised in collaboration with the Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authority (AFTRA).
According to him, any teacher with a five-year classroom experience should be able to write a resource book for teaching and learning and equally write about his experience to inspire others.
Makarfi said the state government would support any teacher that writes resource books to improve teaching and learning, as well as books to share classroom experience.
“We are losing the African touch in our educational system because teachers are not writing, but largely depending on foreign books and innovations from their counterparts in other parts of the world.
“As teachers, we need to be creative and innovative in coming out with new ways to improve teaching delivery and learning outcomes in classrooms.
“I urge you to go into writing and the ministry will support you. Come up with ideas to improve teaching and we will support you to develop the ideas into reality,” he said.