By Steve Unegbu
The Executive Chairman of the Abia state Universal Basic Education Board ,(ASUBEB), Elder Josiah Okechukwu Anonaba has disclosed the readiness of ASUBEB to improve on and intensify the training and retraining of teachers in Abia state ,saying ,No system can survive without continuously training and retraining of its work force
Interacting with Newsmen in office at ASUBEB headquarters Umuahia,he said that ,” Without training in the schooling business ,it can not survive. What makes school and education system is the quality of the training and training is basically dynamic .When you talk about profession ,no body in a dynamic profession operates on arrival mentality. You must be studious to be a good administrator .He said.
He encouraged the administrators in Abia state education system to study hard to improve on themselves.
His words ,” So the issue of administration is the issue of handling the truth ,dividing it ,facilitating it ,promoting it and executing it and you can not do it with an empty head ,so I would not want my teachers to be empty and therefore ,I am going to adopt a system of mentoring teachers,and for me ,I read everyday, I study every day”
According to him ,” So far ,we have been training our teachers and we are going to improve on that ”
He revealed that ,he is going to apply WHOLE SCHOOL Approach, in which a school at a local government for example ,will be picked and all the teachers in that particular school will be trained ,adding that the whole school approach will give a corporate orientation into the school life ,into the teaching and learning experiences ,which will change the mindsets of the school.
Speaking further, he pointed out that why some teachers avoid coming to classes ,especially in remote areas is as a result of lack effective supervision.
He maintained that , ” When we have effective supervision in the school ,then the issue of a teacher not coming to school ,will be a story .It will be a thing of the past .It is the supervision that will find out teachers that are not really coming to school and it must not be an allegation because the records are there ”
Elder Anonaba ,praise God Almighty for healing and safeguarding the life of the Abia state Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu ,who he described as Education- friendly governor ,while praying that God should continues to be with him as he wisely pilot the Affairs of Abia state