Azare, 26 March, 2023 / 11:20 am (ACI Africa).
The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), an international refugee entity of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) is implementing a teacher training program in Nigeria’s violence-stricken Northeastern region with an aim of improving “access to learning environments for out-of-school children.”
In a Friday, March 23 report, JRS officials say the Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa and Borno States, Northeastern Nigeria, has caused the destruction of infrastructure including educational institutions, disrupting learning.
“The training is aimed at improving access to learning environments for out-of-school children in Borno and Adamawa States through providing pedagogical support to teachers and local government education authorities, system strengthening with local and state government,” JRS officials say.
They add that the training is to enable the trainees increase “opportunities to engage in high-quality activities focused on academic and personal development.”
The officials of the Jesuit entity make reference to Musa, a beneficiary of the program and headmaster of Azare Central School located in the region that is devastated by the ongoing conflict with Boko Haram.