Anambra teachers tasked on e-education
SCHOOL teachers in both primary and secondary schools in Anambra State have been charged to embrace e-education as a veritable launch pad into Information and Communication Technology (ICT) techniques as indispensable components of curriculums.
Gov. Willie Obiano gave the charge on Tuesday in an address he delivered during the closing ceremony of a three-week-long ICT training programme organised for teachers in Anambra State schools at Teachers House, Awka, which was tooled to keep teachers abreast of the new state e-education vision.
Coming under the auspices of first ever Anambra school digital fiesta, the training was organised by Ministry of Basic Education, in collaboration with Ministry of Youth Entrepreneurship and Creative Economy, as well as global tech providers such as Google and Zinox.
The governor was represented at the event that rounded off the training, which was held under the theme of “Digitalising Teaching and Learning Skills in Education Sector” by Anambra State Commissioner for Youth Entrepreneurship and Creative Economy, Mr. Afam Mbanefo.
According to him, the state government is not looking back on its commitment to ensuring that Anambra students learn under current trends that will make them globally competitive in 21st-Cenutury world order, adding that this is why teachers must key into contemporary digital best practices to prepare them better for efficient service delivery.
He therefore charged the teachers to practicalise all they have garnered during the weeks of training for the task ahead. In her speech, Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof Kate Omeugha, assured teachers that ICT is not being introduced under Gov. Obiano’s e-education vision to replace them. But it has come to compliment their work for better output, stating that only ICT-illiterate teachers will be replaced with their ICT-complaint counterparts.
Omeugha also disclosed that an education policy to make writing of lesson notes and other teaching activities ICT-based is afoot, urging teachers to get ready for the task ahead.