Jos - Gunshin Yarlings, the Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Plateau Chapter, has called for the reintroduction of teachers’ training colleges in the state in order to ensure production of quality teachers.
Yarlings said reintroducing teachers’ training institutions was the only way to ensure training of quality teachers in Plateau.
He said that the poor rating of Plateau at the last Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations was an indication that there was an urgent need for concerted efforts to train teachers through the training colleges.
He noted that before the abolishment of the Grade II Teachers’ Certificate, students performed excellently in their various examinations.
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“The abolishment of the Grade II Teachers’ Certificate culminated to the poor standard of education we are getting now, as seen in students’ performance during SSCE and other examinations,” he said.
Yarlings, said that it was not right for students who graduated from secondary schools to directly get admitted into colleges of education without first being groomed at teachers’ training colleges.
“It is difficult for graduates of colleges of education to perform better than the graduates from teachers’ training colleges because of the intensive teachings.’’