As part of measures to integrate teachers into the Information Communication Technology (ICT) world, the Bauchi State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), has embarked on a programme to train 100 Primary and Junior Secondary Schools teachers in ICT.
SUBEB Executive Chairman, Prof Yahya Yero, made the disclosure during the flag-off of a five-day ICT workshop for the selected teachers on the theme To Enhance Teachers’ Experience Through the use of ICT Learning Tools”.
Yero affirmed that the teachers required the specific professional development opportunities in order to increase their ability to use ICT for accessing online resources, formative learning assessments, individualized instructions and promoting students’ interaction.
“Such training in ICT will positively impact teachers’ general attitudes towards ICT in the classroom. It will also provide specific guidance on ICT teaching within each discipline,” he said.
Acknowledging that the role of ICT in education cannot be over stressed, Yero said: “It is a well-known fact that ICT can have enormous impact on students’ learning when teachers are digitally literate and understand how to integrate it into the curriculum.
“If trained to use ICT, these approaches can lead to higher order thinking skills, provide creative and individualized opinions for students to express their understanding and leave them better prepared to deal with ongoing technology changes in our society,” he said.
The training will be centered on subjects like Mathematics, General Science and English language.
The Teachers Professional Development Officer, SUBEB, Mr Isa Garba, who also spoke on the training, said the participants were drawn from the 20 local government areas of the state.