We Will Ensure All Teachers Are ICT Compliant- Ogun Govt. - EDU-BIZNEWS


Sunday, November 8, 2020

We Will Ensure All Teachers Are ICT Compliant- Ogun Govt.

.     Special Adviser, Mrs Soyombo

Ogun State Government has expressed readiness to ensure teachers in its public primary and secondary schools are well trained on Information and Communication Technology ( ICT ), as part of moves to upgrade their skills for effective teaching and ensure better academic performance by pupils.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Primary and Secondary Education, Mrs. Ronke Soyombo unfolded the plan,  during the maiden edition of Computer Teachers' Association of Nigeria (CTAN), Ogun State Chapter, Ijebu Block Conference, tagged; "Emerging Edutech" at Adeola Odutola College, Ijebu-Ode.

Soyombo submitted that for teachers to meet up with 21st-century education, ICT becomes the most important teaching method, urging them to be creative, proactive and adopt a new wave of teaching.

Her words"Whether we like it or not, with the 21st-century education that is needed after COVID-19, everybody has to take ICT very seriously. You will see that we are in the time of technology and the use of Science Teacher and Mathematics Engineering, STEM, must come to stay". 

"There is no way we can drive Sustainable Development Goals without technology and the only way we can make our children become profound learners is by empowering them on ICT", she said.

The Chairman CTAN, Ijebu Block, Mr. Dapo Kehinde explained that the training was to leverage on technology, to effectively infuse modern technology into education sector of the State.

 "Teachers who are not versed and versatile in the use of ICT may likely become outdated, irrelevant and eventually be sidelined", he stated.

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