By Zakaa Lazarus
The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, (TRCN), lead agency in the Teacher Training Sub – Committee of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) has disclosed that about 30,000 teachers will receive training on digital literacy training and remote learning across 16 focal state in Nigeria.
Registrar/ Chief Executive, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, Prof. Josiah Ajiboye disclosed this on Thursday, during a press briefing in Abuja.
Prof. Ajiboye noted that the training which is design to take place in four tranches will commence between 21 and 26 February, 2023 in four states which include; Benue, Enugu, Kaduna and Sokoto states simultaneously.
The training he said will bridge the gap created by the outbreak of the pandemic that severely affected the educational system in the country.
“To provide capacity development opportunities to teachers and school leaders in deployment of technology in classrooms, distance learning method using both online and offline to continue learning.
” To train teachers and school leaders in emergency preparedness and response to provide safe school practice which include Covid- 19 and build resilience in learners against future shocks”. He
He added that at the completion of the circle of 16 states, the Minister of Education, Malam, Adamu Adamu has also approved the extension of the training to additional 15,000 teachers who will be trained in eight focal states.
The 16 focal States are Benue, Bauchi, Ebonyi, Enugu,Gombe,Jigawa,Kaduna, Kebbi, Katsina, Plateau, Taraba, Zamfara among others.
The Registrar however commended Ministry of Education for the opportunity to lead the training component of the GPE project, acknowledging the provision by GPE for the laudable programme in equipping teachers with prerequisite digital skills for coping during disruptions of any kind.