KwaraLEARN trains 3,320 teachers, expands to 505 schools

As part of the Kwara State Government’s efforts to improve the quality of education, an additional 3,320 headteachers and teachers from 505 public primary schools will be trained on technology-enabled teaching and effective classroom management.

Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Governor of Kwara State, in a media briefing.
Mallam AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, Governor of Kwara State

The Herald reports that the teacher induction training which will be organised in two 10-day phases started on Monday, December 12, 2022, and would end on January 13, 2023.

The teacher induction training is facilitated by the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (KWSUBEB) through KwaraLEARN.

The Herald also reports that KwaraLEARN which is currently being implemented in four LGAs and 363 schools will soon enter its second phase and be implemented in 505 schools across six LGAs. Over the next year, the government intends to empower teachers in all 16 Local Government Areas across the State.

A release from KwaraLearn and made available to The Herald, said “KwaraLEARN, Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s public education transformation programme will expand to 6 additional local government areas (LGAs) making 10 in total.

“Building on KwaraLEARN’s success since inception in November 2021, an additional 3320 teachers will be trained in technology-enabled teaching techniques and effective classroom management skills as the program is set to grow to new LGA’s.

“The teacher induction training demonstrates the KWSG’s commitment to improving teaching and learning quality. The phase two teacher training is taking place at an ideal time, reinforcing Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq’s vision of strengthening education systems to ensure accessible, affordable, high-quality, and inclusive education for all.”

The Herald recalls that the Kwara State Government officially started the KwaraLEARN initiative in public primary schools for all children across Kwara State in May 2022.

It is transforming government primary schools across the State into powerful public schools using innovative technology and a data-driven platform, coupled with high-quality learning materials, effective training and ongoing coaching for teachers and school leaders, and technology-enabled support teams to create 360-degree support for learning outcomes.

This article appeared originally on The Herald, Dec 13, 2022.