By LAIDE AKINBOADE
To boost the teaching profession in Nigeria, India has concluded arrangements to establish a teacher training university.
The Indian High Commissioner to Nigeria, Mr. Ajjampur Rangaiah Ghanashyam, stated this while declaring open the Indian Education fair recently in Abuja, Ghanashyam said the idea came as a result of several discussions he had with top government officials who have longed for the return of Indian teachers in the country.
According to him, “This new initiative is not aimed at belittling the Nigerian teaching profession but a way of improving upon it that could make it at par with world standard. Indian teachers of those days greatly impacted on the nation’s education system.
“We may not have the money to come and build fancy buildings and make luxurious apartments and hotels, but we want to come to Nigeria to establish schools and help in educating your children. “If you speak to anyone in Nigeria who is in his 50s and 60s, he would tell you that his mathematics or science teacher was Indian.
“Those people who thought your parents and that generation, taught from the heart, so they are still remembered.”