The Governor of Adamawa State, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has said that his administration will train 10,000 teachers of both primary and secondary schools in the state.
He said the training will help improve teaching and learning in the state.
Fintiri made the revelation on Tuesday while commemorating World Teachers’ Day in Yola.
He explained that development partners in the education sector will support the training of the 10,000 teachers.
He further expressed that his administration is considering declaring 5th October as a public holiday to mark the celebration of the World Teachers' Day.
Fintiri further revealed that secondary school teachers will be promoted while ensuring their entitlements are paid.
He also called on the teachers to continue to utilize their skills in ensuring a brighter future for their pupils and students.
The state chairman of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Comrade Rodney Nathan called on the government to ensure promt payment of salaries, adding that five years should be added to the current retirement age of teachers.
Nathan also called on the governor to turn towards the primary school teachers by promoting them, adding that it is a cause for concern that they have been stagnant for 15 years.