Dr. Nafisatu Mohammad , the Executive Secretary, National Commission for Nomadic Education (NCNE), has called for the training of youths with nomadic background to serve as teachers in the nomadic Education Project (NEP). Mohammad, who made the call in Abuja in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria ( NAN) , disclosed that the commission was exploring a partnership with nomadic communities to facilitate the training of their youths as teachers.
She noted that experience had shown that the youths could serve effectively as teachers if their training was done in a way that was acceptable to the community and relevant to their needs and aspirations. The NCNE boss also called for the recruitment and training of female teachers for the programme to increase the number of teachers available for the programme nationwide. Mohammad also spoke of the need to involve nomads directly in the planning and implementation of policies and programmes to achieve a reasonable measure of success in the eradication of illiteracy in the country. Mohammed further said that nomadic education should address the basis of peoples' involvement in education programmes to sustain their interest.