As part of its read and earn programme the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) is to train teachers in police schools across the federation.
Force Education Officer DCP Rabi Umar made this known to Blueprint in an interview during the commissioning of the new Police Force Education Office Complex in Abuja at the Weekend.
She said 300 teachers have been selected for the pilot scheme of the programmes in Abuja at no financial cost to the Nigeria Police Force.
According to the education officer, “As part of our achievements, the UNESCO Read and Earn Federation have offered to train our teachers all over the federation starting with 300 teachers here in Abuja at no financial cost to the police.”
She explained that, “Currently, we have 13 Police Secondary Schools, while additional two will commence academic activities during the next academic session. There are 70 standard Police Children Schools and about 30 annexes spread across all the states of the federation.”
She further stated that the unit had intensified efforts at ensuring the access to affordable education by police officers and others across the country, noting: “In line with the present government’s policy on compulsory education from primary to secondary schools, the force education unit has been expanding its presence to make quality education accessible and affordable to the children of our police officers and civilians alike in all states of the federation.”
Umar said, “The commitment of the present management of the Directorate of Force Education is to ensure that quality is not compromised in all our schools.”
The office building named: Mohammed Abubakar Adamu Force Education House was commissioned by the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Abubakar.