Lagos SUBEB commences digital training of 12,000 teachers

Wahab Alawiye-King, Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board SUBEB chairman

The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has commenced a ten-day digital literacy training for over twelve thousand public primary school teachers across the state.

This training facilitated by Microsoft in partnership with ATB Techsoft Solutions is in line with the education transformation agenda of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration to advance learning and education through the use of technology.

The Chairman of Lagos SUBEB, Wahab Alawiye-King, on Tuesday, 21 July 2020, told the participating teachers at the commencement of the virtual digital training that the training was an extension of the remote learning scheme.

He said it was to ensure that whilst school pupils are learning at home through the various remote platforms, the teachers are also preparing themselves for increased efficiencies in their profession, as well as, increased capacity to adopt new but relevant technologies and methods.

Underscoring the importance of technology to learning at this present age, the Lagos SUBEB chairman stated that the relevance of technology has become more pronounced with the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic which has changed the ways and manners of doing things.

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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 disclosed the willingness of private actors 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.

While describing teachers as lifelong learners, Alawiye-King urged the beneficiaries of the training to continue to learn, unlearn, and re-Iearn 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 appealed.

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