In Katsina, TDP is enabling the capacity of headteachers and teachers to deliver quality learning to pupils. TDP commenced activities in Katsina in 2013 and delivers support across three result areas; in-service, pre-service, and results and evidence.
At the In-service work area, we have conducted school based class teacher training, to improve understanding of lesson plans. A practical observation usually follow at the end of every training session, to ensure teachers are appropriately using new knowledge. Gaps identified during observations are addressed and incorporated into subsequent training modules.
TDP pays attention to teacher ability to impart knowledge. Our STEPIN training strengthens English proficiency among teachers in primary and junior secondary schools in Katsina state. This will ensure they are able to fluently impart knowledge and become more confident in their abilities.
Our efforts in the in-service programme area has ensured that more head teachers are now committed to leading, learning, conducting professional development meetings, being creative in their daily activities and place emphasis on lesson observation of their teachers.
The Pre-service area is supporting the delivery of NCCE reforms in Katsina state. For example, authorities at College of Educations (CoE) Dutsin-ma and Federal College of Education (FCE) Katsina have taken steps to institutionalise the Continuous Professional Development Course (CPDC) programme for teacher educators. This is one of the reform programmes that TDP is supporting. Colleges are also strengthening their ability to prepare student teachers for their Teaching Practise (TP) programme by delivering pre-TP orientation prior to posting to schools.
At the results and evidence area, we are also supporting the state to strengthen its system of data gathering and management. To achieve this, Education Management Information System (EMIS) officers at the Katsina state Ministry of Education, State Universal Basic Education Board, Local Government Education Authorities and CoEs are trained on data gathering and information management. This will provide sufficient and reliable information that will help the government in planning and decision making on education.