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No Child Left Behind Education Initiative in Kwara State - 2012-05-08

The “No Child Left Behind” Education Initiative in Kwara State is a comprehensive Science and Technology Education Improvement project with a vision of  transforming  Kwara State into an Educational Hub where teachers and students alike are the best among their peers across the world especially in the field of Science and Technology and  a mission of  offering best solution in education through Hands-on Teacher-Training with Cutting Edge Instructional Materials and Effective Methodology for Quality Education Delivery in Kwara State.

Funded/supervised and supported by the Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board and State Ministry of Education respectively, the project is divided into three components namely: Establishment of Kwara State Educational Resource Centre for training and retraining of teachers; Training and capacity building for teachers in Primary and Junior Secondary Science; Supply of Instructional Materials covering Primary and Junior Secondary Science.

 

The Centre was established through the renovation, furnishing and equipping of an existing structure provided by the State Ministry of Education into a standard training centre for the training and retraining of teachers in Kwara State. The Resource Centre has facilities such as standard classrooms, Science Laboratory, Library, Administrative Office, Multipurpose Hall (with the capacity of 150 persons), Relaxation Center, Computer Room with 15 computer sets/ internet facility,  Stores,  Laboratories,  Generator House, Generating Set (60KVA Generator), Borehole/Water Storage Facility, Fencing/Security post, Landscaping/Interlocking ways around the premises and toilets.

One week intensive training of 500 Primary School and Junior Secondary Schools Science Teachers on the use of the Micro-Science Kits and the New Methodology for Effective Teaching and Learning has since been going on at the Centre. The selected teachers are trained at the ratio of 50 Teachers per week. Teachers in training will be provided with accommodation, feeding, transportation, instructional materials and allowances during the training period.

The project also involves supply of Skill ‘G’ Teaching/Learning Instructional Materials (the micro-science kits) across 150 Primary and 100 Junior Secondary Schools across Kwara State.