In its effort to ensure educational activities in the state are not completely put on hold, the Lagos State government is collaborating with Microsoft to train 18,000 secondary school teachers on digital literacy.

The initiative aims to provide access to interactive classes on mobile devices, understanding learning needs and challenges, assigning homework, giving feedback, and engaging internal stakeholders. The project also aims at mentoring, creating and sharing subject-specific content with teachers.

The Chairman, Lagos State Teaching Service Commission (TESCOM), Mrs Elizabeth Ariyo, in her remarks said the initiative will ‘enhance teachers’ performances in discharging their duties of imparting knowledge in the younger generations through the use of technology which is in line with the education and technology pillar in the THEMES Agenda of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration and vision for teaching and learning in 21st century Lagos’.

She continued further, ‘The programme will be easily accessible via mobile smartphones, web browsers and robust platform for up to one million students, teachers and officials’.

The Permanent Secretary of TESCOM, Mrs Toyin Awoseyi, said she is hopeful the initiative will enable teachers across the state discover the right digital and behavioural skills appropriate for students in the new learning ecosystem to better the students’ performances.

Source: This Day

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