The Lagos State Education Basic Education Board, LSUBEB, has commenced the preparation of its workforce for the challenges that might stall its plans for digitally-literate teachers and classrooms.
The Board Chairman, Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King disclosed this recently at the opening session of a four-day retreat tagged “Effective Management of Basic Education”, for Board Members, Directors and Education Secretaries of SUBEB across all the Local Governments (LGs) and Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs).
Alawiye-King revealed the Board’s intention to educate teachers in the employment of the State Government on technicalities involved in sourcing for information on the internet and precautionary measured required.
“We want our teachers to go beyond finding and sharing information on the computer through the various search engines with other users. It is necessary that our teachers be savvy and strategic in the use of computer and internet”, the Chairman stated.
While restating the commitment of the Board to repositioning LSUBEB for greater efficiency, Alawiye-King averred that all the board members have been assigned specific supervisory roles for better efficiency, stressing that the workforce must be equipped with the necessary skills required in the workplace.
He assured participants at the training that the government would continue to train and retrain its workforce in order to achieve its plans for a 21st – century economy.
Also speaking at the retreat, Mr. Dayo Israel, the Permanent Board Member in charge of the Special Duties Department, stated that teamwork will be developed by coming together for the training.
In his words, “We have come together to learn; we are going to unlearn some of the things we have learnt before, we are going to learn new things, some of the things we are going to learn here, we have gone through before; some of the things the facilitators are going to take us through, we have gone through before, this training is to refresh our mindset as well as prepare us for the task ahead.”
Israel added that the transformation of LSUBEB being championed by the Chairman, Mr. Alawiye-King, especially the mandate of leaving no child behind, must be collectively pursued in order to realise the laudable objective.