COEASU Launches its 13th Journal For Teachers Education Development in Adamawa Conference
From Umar Dankano,Yola.
The College of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU),North East has launched its 13th Edition of school journal of Teacher Education (SJTE) in Adamawa State.
President of the Union,Dr. Smart Odunayo Olugbeko said the union holds its annual conference as a traditional to examine the academic contributions of its members with a.view to fine solutions to problems facing the educational sector.
Dr. Olugbeko explained that this year’s conference was the 14th in the series which provides a medium for intellectuals present academic papers which are selected to form journals as a global best practices requirements in the Academia.
He announced that the North East’s COEASU has been punctual for the past 15 years without break in holding its annual conference noting that this year’s event was unique with a paradigm shift in teacher education for social cohesion,national development and productivity in the 21st century.
In his address,Provost of Federal College of Education Yola,Dr.Muhammad Usman Degereji welcomed the delegates to the conference urging them to contribute meaningfully.
Dr. Degereji said the academic community is changing the narratives from pursuing bread and butter issues to problems solving education reiterating that even those in the corridors of power always look up to the Academic sector for solutions in time of national challenges .
Declaring the conference opened,Secretary to the Adamawa state government,Engr.Bashir Ahmad opined that for any nation to develop,education must be given top most priority.
Engr.Ahmad expressed dismay with the quality of education in our primary and secondary levels calling on all stakeholders to do the needful towards re jigging the education system for the better.
He suggested for more training and re-training programmes for teachers at the o-level so as to change the poor out put being graduating yearly.