Kaduna set to empower 13,000 teachers with IT skills

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By Oluwatobi Opusunju

As part of the Kaduna state government’s secondary school e-learning project, no fewer than 13,000 senior secondary school teachers have been selected for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) training in a bid to prepare the teachers for the project.

The Deputy Director for Schools in the State Ministry of Education, Idris Aliyu, disclosed this recently while speaking at the Kaduna ICT hub. According to him, about 10,000 tablets loaded with over 300 books are ready for distribution under the first phase of the project when schools resume in September.

“This is why we are training the teachers before school resumes in September, such that as soon as the students are back in school, we will distribute the tablets to the teachers and students and they will all be on the same page,” he noted.

The project is slated to commence with  empowering senior secondary one (SSI) female students in all girls’ boarding schools in the state,after which it would be extended to the boys until each one of them have received a computer tablet, followed by SS II and SS III subsequently.

Aliyu, however, reckoned that by the end of 2018, all secondary school students in the state would have received computer tablets.


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