Abuja - The Supervisory Minister of Education, Nyesom Wike, on Monday gave the assurance that the Federal Government would address the challenge of shortage of qualified English and mathematics teachers in the country.
Wike gave the assurance at the opening of the 2014 Capacity Building Workshop for teachers of mathematics and English language held at the National Mathematical Centre (NMC) at Sheda in Kwali, Abuja.
The result of the NMC 2013 survey shows that the ratio of mathematics teachers to students in the country is 1: 350.
Wike, who described the ratio as unacceptable, called for commitment by mathematics and English teachers in federal unity colleges.
He said the Federal Ministry of Education organised the workshop for mathematics and English teachers in federal unity colleges using inclusive education approach.
Wike said the ministry had continued to enhance the quality of teachers in Federal Government colleges through capacity building and developmental programmes.
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