Hammed Shittu in Ilorin
The acting Commandant of Nigerian Army Education Corps (NAEC) Brig. General Lawal Abdullahi, has reiterated the commitment of the corps to the ongoing change mantra policy of the present administration in the bid to ensure the development of education sector in the country.
To achieve this, he said the Nigerian army authority has concluded arrangement to upgrade the Nigeria Army School of Education located at Sobi barracks, Ilorin, to the status of awarding degree institution so as improve the quality of education of all institutions in its folds.
Speaking at the second quarter stakeholders conference of NAEC held in Ilorin recently, Abdullahi said there was no doubt that the present administration in the country has been up and doing in the task of enhancing the growth of education sector adding that the NAEC would leave no stone unturned at complementing the efforts of the government in the task of developing the sector.
“As part of moving NAEC forward, the Nigerian Army will upgrade the Nigeria Army School of Education into awarding degree institution as from next academic session.”
The gesture, he said, would provide an avenue for qualified army officers to seek more knowledge in their intellectual development so as to contribute their quota towards the development of the Nigerian Army.
The acting commandant added “the Nigerian Army has also given approval for the establishment of Nigeria Certificate of Education (NCE) at the school, adding that it would provide opportunity for both the civilians, teaching and non-teaching staffs of the command primary and secondary schools to seek more academic qualifications in their chosen career.”
He said this would assist the growth of education in the country and thereby assisting the Nigerian Army to contribute their quota towards the educational advancement of the nation.
He used the occasion to distribute instructional materials and computers to command schools in the country to improve the academics of the students.
The guest lecturer, Col. Bello Tsoho, enjoined the teachers and students to be up and doing in a bid to move education forward in the country.
In his paper titled, ‘Repositioning the NAEC through Self Transformation: The Stakeholders Perceptive’, Tsoho advised the stakeholders in the corps to provide a new avenue that would allow the past leaders of the NAEC to add more values to the education of all and sundry.
He also called on the parents to be up and doing in the support of all the needs of their children in schools to help them excel in their academics.
He said all efforts should be put in place towards providing necessary instructional materials, re-training of teachers and supervision of all the command schools so as to boost the quality of education in the corps.