8,500 teachers undergo training in digital literacy and ICT by Kaduna SUBEB

KADUNA: Information, communications, and technology (ICT) and digital literacy training for 8,500 teachers has been initiated by the Kaduna State Universal Basic Education Board (KADSUBEB).

The State University (KASU), which provided the ICT centre, and Better Education Service Delivery for All (BESDA) collaborated to assist the training.

According to Ahmed Sani, the director of human resources for the board, the organisation discovered that instructors’ computer skills and understanding were lacking when they took competency examinations.

Sani stated that after considering the value of computer literacy in both education and daily life, the board determined that teacher training was essential.

Nothing is more demanded of a teacher, in his opinion, than the capacity to conduct cutting-edge research and instruct pupils in order to improve their teaching abilities and capacity for learning.

“With this training, we want to enhance the knowledge of both the teachers and students.

”The teacher is very pivotal in educational issues, when he/she acquires knowledge in a modern way, he/she will also transfer in the same way,” he said.

Sani said teaching and learning in a modernised way were expected to be a path towards addressing the dearth in the educational sector in the state.

According to him, the training was in line with Governor Uba Sani’s pledge to improve education and preserve the status of teachers in the state.

Sani asked the educators to make the most of their chance to improve their knowledge and research.

Additionally, according to Dr. Christy Aladimerin, Permanent Member, Human Resources, SUBEB, the board chose the teachers who performed exceptionally well for the training days after the instructors’ prior ICT and computer knowledge was found to be lacking on competency exams.

According to her, the goal of the training was to improve the teaching abilities of individuals who did exceptionally well on the first competency exam. Aladimerin claimed that the instruction will enhance their style of teaching.

“We also encourage teachers to do a lot of research. The training is not for them alone, we want them to pass it down to the learners.

“We have placed supervision mechanisms to know if the teachers are putting into practice what they learnt,” she said.

She urged teachers who weren’t chosen for the training to step up their game.

“If we have our way, we will train all the teachers in the state, since it is not possible, the others should work harder to have the opportunity of training going forward,”Aladimerin said.

A teacher from Unguwan Muazu Primary School named Ruth Francis, one of the beneficiaries, expressed her happiness at being chosen for the training.

While urging the other instructors who were not chosen to carry out their duties with diligence and in a godly manner, she pledged to utilise the chance to the fullest.

Additionally, digital literacy is essential to current teaching and learning, according to Mrs. Aisha Ibrahim, a teacher from Kaduna South LGA.

“If we have the digital knowledge, we can deliver more. In order for all of us to advance in improving our children’s education in schools, we pray that those of us who were not chosen may also be chosen when the next chance arises,” she remarked.

Teachers from the Kaduna, Zaria, and Kafanchan senatorial districts attended the seven-day programme.