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ICMPD to train 500 teacher-trainers on mainstreaming trafficking in persons into NCE



ICMPD to train 500 teacher-trainers on mainstreaming trafficking in persons into NCE


Yola, Dec. 10, 2010 The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) says it plans to train about 500 teacher-trainers on mainstreaming Trafficking in Persons into the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE).

Ms Majisola Sodeinde, Head, ICMPD West Africa, made this known on Tuesday in Yola at the training of teacher-educators from Colleges of Education (COE) in the Northeast.

Sodeinde, represented by Mathias Esene, the Project Officer, ICMPD, said the programme would be implemented in collaboration with the National Agency for the prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and other relevant organisations.

“The ICMPD is supporting NAPTIP to achieve its mandate of combatting Trafficking in Persons (TIP) in Nigeria.

“As part of its continued support to the fight against TIP, ICMPD is collaborating with National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) to mainstream TIP issues into the NCE minimum standards.

Adamawa is designed to train teacher-educators in COEs within Northeast on the use of the new NCE minimum standards, which has mainstream TIP into teachers’ curriculum.

“The training will also serve to sensitise teachers on menace of TIP in Nigeria and their role in combatting the scourge in the Nigeria school system.

“This training of trainers’ workshop is organised under the framework of FMM West Africa Project funded by the European Union and ECOWAS Commission implemented by ICMPD,” he said.

Sodeinde said similar training was going on simultaneously in Kano for teachers in Northcentral, while training for other zones had already been done.

In their remarks, the representatives of NAPTIP, Mr Arinze Orakwue, that of NCCE, Dr Sam Ogwuobi, and that of Ministry of Education, Mrs Ann Anwuzie, reiterated the commitment of their organisations to ensure the success of the project.

Edited by: Chioma Ugboma/Ali Baba-Inuwa

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