Ogun Trains 208 Teachers on ICT Dynamics0
THE Ogun State government recently executed the fourth phase of a training programme for 208 secondary school teachers under its School-Net expansion strategy.
At the opening ceremony, the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Segun Awonusi said the advent of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the state had promoted efficiency in governance.
According to him, the Ogun School-Net programme was different from previous ones because emphasis is now being put on the training of personnel for the maintenance of laboratory equipment, an aspect that was missing in previous IT projects.
“The use of ICT in the teaching and learning process in our school system will definitely make quality education available at a faster rate,” the commissioner stated. He explained that the expansion programme tagged
“Train-the Trainers”, which began in 2004, was aimed at producing IT practitioners to support the state government’s education strategy to introduce the computer studies curriculum in all its public secondary schools.
He hinted that the training was specially, tailored towards producing technicians and tutors that would be able to install and maintain computers, accompanied by skills and competence to also train teachers and students. He assured that primary schools in the state would soon benefit from the programme.
Speaking earlier at the occasion, the Rector of Gateway Polytechnic, Sapade, Dr. Gabriel Onalaja said the IT expansion programme was in pursuance of the government policy on ICT education for all secondary and technical schools.
He expressed delight that the ICT training being delivered in the ICT-based polytechnic was transforming lives, and that about 2000 indigenes of the state had become Cisco certified professionals as a result of the programme.
Source: The Guardian Website