Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State is making efforts to improve the standard of education in the state by training teachers.

He launched a training for 400 of them in the field of arts and social sciences in Birnin Kebbi on Monday, and said that this was part of the government’s commitment to the transformation of the education sector.

“When I assumed office, I had embarked on schools’ inspection. What I saw represented the effect of under-investment in the education sector.

“What we are doing today is an attempt to do better; and we will continue to do so as we continue to commit more resources in the education sector,” he said.

He said his administration would not relent in the efforts of initiating strategies that would transform the quality of education and produce students with sound and quality education.

Bagudu explained that the recent verification of teachers in the state was meant to ascertain the level of their abilities to teach children professionally.

Earlier, the Commissioner for Education, Magawata Aliero, said the education ministry would ensure the transformation of the sector.

“This is not our first time of training teachers, we have so far trained 700 teachers: 200 on computers and 500 on core science subjects,” he said.

He called on teachers to use the training opportunities to build on the capacities of their knowledge, adding, “the government will ensure that your welfare and entitlements are paid promptly”.