Ahmed Sani participated in the STEP teaching programme and has a lot of appreciation for the British Council in helping to solve one of his biggest challenges.
Ahmed Sani is a Director at Human Resources Management at Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board, in northern Nigeria. His department identified the knowledge and skill gap of their teachers and brought in STEP to support the teachers who were having difficulties with the English language.
Ahmed is very grateful to the partnership and support of the British Council in solving one of the State’s education most difficult challenge. This is because English is the official language of communication and the official classroom instruction language but not always the teachers’ primary language.
He always believed that solving the English language proficiency challenge, as a medium of instruction in classroom, will improve the learning outcomes of their pupils and therefore will improve the confidence of their teachers in delivering the lessons.
Ahmed stated that training in English proficiency was highly needed by the State Government and the British Council came to the support with the STEP training at the right time.
Ahmed has a lot of appreciation for the British Council as a partner organisation: “And any time you have a partner that can support you to do and go one-third of the way of your training needs, we really should appreciate that.”