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Teachers Day: Azubogu canvasses for investment on teachers, education

Says no society can develop appreciably without appropriate investment on teachers and education; calls for New Education Policy that will be skill-driven

The member representing Nnewi North/Nnewi South/Ekwusigo Federal Constituency, Engr Chris Emeka Azubogu has called for new education policy that will be skill-driven instead of mere certificate acquisition.

The Anambra State-born Public Policy expert, in his goodwill message to teachers released through his media office, stated that we have to adjust our roles of engagement on education sector to be in line with today’s realities.

“While I celebrate our teachers and salute their patriotic services while molding our leaders of tomorrow, I wish to also add that we have to consider serious adjustment on education policy to effectively reflect skill development of our children,” he began.

Engr Azubogu further stated that our nation or state cannot develop beyond our investment on teachers and entire education system.

“For example, we cannot be dreaming of building aircraft without considering investing on the teachers that will adequately train our children to that ability. No society can develop beyond her investment on  development of her teachers and education,” he added.

The Federal Lawmaker stated further that apart from constant payment of the salaries and other allowances, that there is need for constant training of teachers and align them to new realities.

“Payment of teachers’ salaries and other benefits are very paramount but we shouldn’t stop there. Issue of constant training of teachers should be critical too.

“Failure to train them on new realities amount to sabotaging the future,” the lawmaker, fondly called Mr. Project, concluded.

By Azubogu Media Office

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