Sanwo-Olu begins digitalisation of teaching, learning
2,400 teachers train on use of tech devices
Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu yesterday disclosed that tablets would be distributed to teachers in the state’s public schools to aid teaching and learning, especially as the state digitises its learning and teaching methods.
Speaking at the kick-off of a 10-day training for 2,400 teachers by Lagos State Universal Basic Education (LSUBEB), Sanwo-Olu, represented by the Commissioner for Education, Mrs. Folashade Adefisayo, stated that his administration was committed to developing the state’s education sector to global standard.
The training and distribution of tablets were part of the EkoExcel project of the Sanwo-Olu administration aimed at bridging the gap in the delivery of quality education, in line with the administration’s education and technology pillar.
He described the training as part of efforts by the state government to enhance the quality of education as well as provide a template to galvanise standard education in the state through the T.H.E.M.E.S. agenda.
“This tab has our scheme of work and our curriculum. So, teachers will definitely use it to teach. The tab also teaches on classroom management, how to attend to children with special needs, access learning properly and how children can learn. It goes beyond just pressing a tablet; it is a whole lot of ecosystem of teaching. A lot of thinking has gone into it and our technical support engineers are grounded to assist whenever any problem arises,” he said.
The chairman of LSUBEB, Wahab Alawiye-King, said with the initiative, every child must have access to quality education, stressing that government would continue to provide an atmosphere for this to be achieved.
He said the training was planned to equip teachers with technological skills, and that the programme came about after consultation with critical stakeholders in the education sector on how to transform teaching and learning in the state.
Alawiye-King said that the overall objective of making teaching and learning more effective for the 21st century would be realised, noting that the state remained committed to improving on teachers quality and performance.
“This training programme is very crucial in enhancing and upscaling teachers’ learning and professional development. The training will equip teachers with the needed resources to complement the traditional ways of teaching and to keep pupils more engaged on classroom activities,” he said.