By Emmanuel Ukumba in Lafia

The National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) has commenced the review of the Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) standards to produce basic teachers that will meet the needs of the Nigeria child.

Flagging off the NCE minimum standard review on Monday at the Nasarawa State College of Education, Akwanga, the Executive Secretary of the NCCE, Prof. Bappah-Aliyu Muhammadu charged the resource persons to examine the necessary changes that must be made in technical, vocational education and training in the NCE minimum standards.

“My charge is that you should examine the necessary changes that must be made in Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in the NCE minimum standards that shall engender the development of the nation,” He said.

He also advised the resource persons for the NCE minimum standard review to specify how the curriculum for vocational education could be repackaged to improve the economic standing of learners and enhance their abilities to contribute meaningfully to the economic development of the country.

“There is unparalleled public outcry about the poor quality of NCE teachers. Let us do justice since we could be part of the review and prescribe actions and modalities that can help better the situation for posterity.

“May we look deeply into the needs and aspirations of the Nigerian people and design programmes which shall produce the basic education teachers that will meet the needs of the Nigeria child in their care now and tomorrow,” Muhammadu said.