LASUBEB be­gins tech­nol­ogy train­ing for teach­ers

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The La­gos State Uni­ver­sal Ba­sic Board said it had com­menced the train­ing of pri­mary school teach­ers on the use of mod­ern-day tech­nol­ogy to en­hance ef­fi­cient teach­ing.

The Com­mis­sioner for Ed­u­ca­tion in the state, Fo­lashade Ade­fisayo, who said this at the com­mence­ment of the train­ing code-named EKO EX­CEL (Ex­cel­lence in Child Ed­u­ca­tion and Learn­ing), noted that the train­ing was aimed at up scal­ing teach­ers’ de­vel­op­ment for global com­pet­i­tive­ness.

Ade­fisayo, who noted that the train­ing would in­cor­po­rate the in­te­gra­tion of tech­nol­ogy into ed­u­ca­tion from the pri­mary school level, added that the train­ing would also en­sure the re­al­i­sa­tion of Gov­er­nor Baba­jide Sanwo-olu’s com­mit­ment to clos­ing the gap be­tween the rich and the poor by en­sur­ing ac­cess to qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion for all.

She said, “As La­gos as­pires to be a 21st Cen­tury econ­omy and main­tain its po­si­tion as a lead­ing econ­omy in Africa, a crit­i­cal in­vest­ment in ba­sic ed­u­ca­tion is re­quired to build the qual­ity work­force needed for the fu­ture and en­sur­ing ac­cess to qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion for all chil­dren in the state. The ob­jec­tive of EKO EX­CEL is to suc­cess­fully de­velop skilled teach­ers, im­prove teach­ers’ qual­ity while lev­er­ag­ing on tech­nol­ogy.”

The Chair­man of LASUBEB, Wa­hab Alawiye-king, who urged the teach­ers to pay at­ten­tion and seek nec­es­sary clar­i­fi­ca­tion in the course of the train­ing, noted that the in­tro­duc­tion of EKO EX­CEL was to trans­form the teach­ing and learn­ing process in pub­lic pri­mary schools in the state.

he said, “This train­ing pro­gramme is very cru­cial in en­hanc­ing and up scal­ing teach­ers’ learn­ing and pro­fes­sional de­vel­op­ment. The train­ing will equip teach­ers with the needed re­sources to com­ple­ment the tra­di­tional way of teach­ing and to keep pupils more en­gaged in class­room ac­tiv­i­ties.”

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