N-Power: NUT ‘Not In Full Support’ Of N-Teach (Here’s Why)
N-Power beneficiaries (Photo: N-Power/Twitter)
The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has said that the N-Power scheme of the Federal Government where some beneficiaries are deployed as N-Teach educators is not the best contingency approach to delivering quality education, especially early child education, Concise News reports.
NUT National President, Dr. Nasir Idris, disclosed this recently during a four-day workshop on “Learning Through Play for Early Childhood Education Teachers in Federal Capital Territory (FCT), organised by the NUT in partnership with the Danish Union of Early Childhood and Youth Educators (BUPL).
Idris, who stressed the need of providing the child with an early foundation and formation in life, said there was the need to strengthen the capacity of early child educators to conform to international best practice for a holistic and functional development of the child.
The NUT President, who was represented by the 1st National Vice President of the union, Comrade Akosile Samuel, underscored the importance of providing the child with strong early foundation and formation in life.
He said, as per New Telegraph: “The capacity of teachers to deliver cannot be achieved using contingency approach such as the N-Power scheme of the Federal Government, but a full-time employment of qualified, well-trained, competent and committed personnel in the education sector most especially as it affects the early child development component.”
Chairperson of Danish Union of Early Childhood and Youth Educators, Jonna Jul Gudyundsen, who expressed delight over the sustained interest of the NUT in early child development, however, noted that the Union’s 11-year partnership with BUPL had positively impacted on teachers and the school child development as learning through play is good for the child and the teachers.
“It is important to keep playing with the kids,” Ms Gudyundsen stated, adding that the workshop was a platform to share knowledge and experience between Denmark and Nigeria Teacher Union.
According to her, the participants would be exposed to new methodologies and ways to play with kids, which must be sustained activities in schools for children in their early stage of mental development.