The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board, LASUBEB, has commenced a 10-day digital literacy training programme facilitated by Microsoft in partnership with ATB Technosoft Solutions for over 12,000 Primary School Teachers across the State.
The Chairman of LASUBEB, Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King disclosed this on Tuesday when he addressed participants at the commencement of the digital training held virtually.
He said that the training is an extension of the remote learning scheme put in place to ensure that whilst school pupils are learning at home through the various remote platforms, the teachers should also prepare themselves for increased efficiency through career capacity training, in order to adapt to new but relevant technological methods.
While emphasising the importance of technology to learning, the LASUBEB Chairman stated that its relevance has become more pronounced with the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic which has changed the ways of doing things globally.
In his words, “There are projections that the future of learning is digital. We do not want our system to be backward when other climes are living the true definition of the 21st-century. Hence, the importance of this capacity-building exercise to ensure that our teachers are global citizens, who are globally competitive and possess requisite skills to provide the quality education that this age demands”.
He noted that there are private actors willing to work hand-in-hand with the government to achieve quality and aIl-inclusive basic education in Lagos State, stressing that the Board appreciates the invaluable contributions of all its stakeholders towards the advancement of basic education and their sacrifices in these unprecedented times.
Describing teachers as life-long learners, Alawiye-King urged the beneficiaries of the training to continue to learn, unlearn and relearn in line with emerging trends to engender positive outcomes.
“Make good use of this opportunity towards bettering the future of our pupils and the advancement of your careers. Please listen attentively to the facilitators, I wish you all a productive learning experience”, the Chairman asserted.