FG Set Up Special Funds For Teachers’ Career Development
The Federal Government is developing a framework for Teachers’
Education Development Funds Account (TEDFA) to support teachers’
advancement in their chosen career.
This was disclosed by the Honourable Minister of Education, Mallam
AdamuAdamu at a one day stakeholders meeting held at the National
Commission for Colleges of Education, NCCE, in Abuja.
The Minister who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Arc.
Sonny Echono said that TEDFA was aimed at supporting teachers across
the nation by providing opportunities for their continuous
professional development by ensuring that funds are used effectively
to promote partnership among schools, teachers and organizations.
He also stated that the adoption of the United Nations 2015
Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030 and African Union’s Agenda
2063 and Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 2016-2025)
opened up a fresh opportunity for continuous work in unison with the
rest of the world to reposition the education system especially
teacher quality and learning achievements.
Speaking earlier, Director Tertiary Education, Mr. Joel Ojo who read
the Permanent Secretary’s address said that the meeting was
pertinent as it was a follow up on the earlier meeting held by
experts, where framework on how to source funds for Sustainable
Implementation of TEDFA was developed in March 2018.
He noted that the Teachers Education Development Fund (TEDFA) is a
critical aspect of National Teachers Education Policy (NTED) which
aims at complementing the efforts of the Federal Government in
repositioning the education sector by improving on the pre-service,
in-service teacher education and continuous professional development.
He, however, stressed that no country can achieve greatness without
significant and substantial investment in the education sector, adding
that the ultimate goals of education can only be achieved through
combined efforts of all stakeholders.
The meeting was attended by a broad spectrum of stakeholders in the