Nigeria to increase digital skills trainings for teachers

Josiah Ajiboye
Josiah Ajiboye, TRCN Registrar

The Federal Government of Nigeria has plans to increase its digital skills trainings for teachers across the country.

This is according to the Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, Professor Josiah Ajiboye.

Professor Ajiboye disclosed this as a guest on the Education Discourse organised by EduCeleb over the weekend.

He stated that that was the best way to prepare teachers for further relevance in the future.

In his words, “technology will not replace teachers but teachers who can use technology would replace those who cannot.”

He emphasised that the Coronavirus pandemic has further transformed the concept of teaching and Nigeria cannot be left behind.

The theme of the Education Discourse was “COVID-19 and the education of vulnerable children.”

Speaking on this, he said, “we may not all be infected by the virus. We are all affected by it”.

He said a proposal to ramp up digital skills for teachers had already been submitted to the Federal Ministry of Education for approval.

The University of Ibadan professor challenged teachers to devote themselves to continuous learning to remain globally relevant.

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At the discourse, panelist challenged governments and other stakeholders in the education sector to collaborate in monitoring the various education related interventions set aside for children as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. understands that not less than 30 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) had already instituted radio, television and online learning programmes since the indefinite lockdown that had lasted over six weeks.

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