Boko Haram: Thousands Of Adamawa Pupils To Get Trauma Counselling
At least 1,000 teachers in Adamawa State are to get trauma control training to help manage the effect of Boko Haram attacks on communities and pupils in the state.
The Commissioner for Education in the state, Mr Julius Kadala, says the state would collaborate with the World Health Organisation(WHO) to train the teachers.
Kadala told the News Agency of Nigeria in Yola on Thursday that the training initiative would involve teachers from seven local government areas hard hit by the Boko Haram insurgency.
The trauma training, which would be specifically for school teachers, would educate them on how to douse fear among the affected pupils.
"Many teachers would also be trained on post-insurgency programmes," Kadala said.
The State government had set up the training because thousands of school children, who have been traumatised by the Boko Haram crisis in the state, require the services of trauma experts for counselling.
On the school feeding programme in the state, he said government had already screened qualified cooks from the 21 local government areas.