By Maryam Abeeb
The Registrar, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN), Prof. Segun Ajiboye, says that the council has trained 1,771 teachers on use of digital technology in classroom delivery.
Ajiboye, who spoke with newsmen in Ibadan , stated that the training was organized in collaboration with Teach 4 Nigeria and Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT).
He said that the training, which began in November, lasted for two weeks, adding that it focused on how to utilise digital technology to propel classroom delivery.
Ajiboye further stated that the teachers were selected from across 20 states in the country, adding that the training was aimed at updating their delivery skills and making them adapt to the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to him, the Federal Government is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that teachers adopt the use of technology in passing knowledge as the new normal in the global knowledge ecosystem.
The TRCN boss stated that the capacity building had become essential in order to block the digital holes in some Nigerian teachers, adding that a teacher must re-learn and re-tool in order to remain relevant, both nationally and internationally.
He said that the council, in collaboration with ‘Teach 4 Nigeria’, had mobilized 50,000 teachers for similar training at the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“It is becoming increasingly important and inexcusable not to possess digital knowledge to deliver classroom teachings.
“This is why the federal government is equipping teachers with the skills to catch up with the global trends,” he said.
According to Ajiboye, another training on digital literacy, solely organised by TRCN for 200 selected teachers from Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Edo, Delta, Rivers and Cross River, is ongoing in Uyo, Akwa Ibom.
He said that the training, which commenced on Dec. 14, would last for six days.