World Bank trains Taraba teachers in trauma healing

The World Bank has trained teachers across three centres in Taraba State in the management of traumatised pupils affected by crises in the state.

Speaking at a programme on Friday, the state governor, Darius Ishaku, said the training was aimed at rebuilding communities affected by crises in the North-East.

Ishaku, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr. Samson Ada, said the workshop would help teachers in the state to handle traumatised children affected by Boko Haram attacks, among other crises in the region.

According to him, the workshop with the theme, “Psychosocial Support and Pedagogy for Basic Education Teachers in Conflict and Crisis Environments” would complement the state government’s investment in the education sector.

The governor urged the participants to make judicious use of the knowledge gained during the workshop.

Earlier, Taraba State Education Management Information System Officer, Mr. Job Julius, said the programme would help traumatised children return to their normal lives.

He added that 2,460 teachers participated in the phase III of the training, which held in Gembu, Bali and Wukari centres.

According to Julius, the training had also held in Karim Lamido and Jalingo Centres.

The representative of Summit Management Development Services, the consultant that handled the training, Mr. Olaoye Oyewole, said his company was proud to be part of the training.

He expressed optimism that the teachers would use the knowledge gained in the training for the development of education in the state.

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