Iya Organizes  5-day Computer-based Workshop For 100 Adamawa Teachers

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*Praises Gov Fintiri for reviving  Education sector

By; TOM GARBA, Yola 

Worried by the constant failure of the West Africa Exams Council (WAEC) of the senior secondary schools by many students of Adamawa, as well as failing in the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), the university entry exams, an education enthusiast, Hon Umar Sanda Iya  has organized a five-day workshop for teachers in the Northern Senatorial District of the state.

He attributed the lack of computer-based knowledge of both the teachers and students as contributing to the failure of many of the sons and daughters in the state who are qualified and good enough to join any of the civil service, military, or paramilitary  in the country.

According to him, the essence is to support the present Government of Adamawa State under the able leadership of Rt. Honourable  Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri as the governor with the vision to transform the state in many fields of endeavour.

He said the Government of Adamawa State has built and furnished many schools with computers, but teachers and students lack requisite knowledge of how to use the computer systems and appliances are becoming damaged and obsolete. 

He appraised the government for making giant efforts for Adamawa indigenes to succeed and academically compute well anywhere they are.

Iya who is also a businessnan and politician, said  that it has become paramount for him to give back to the  society with the little God has blessed him with to impact humanity in the area of education.

While calling on well-meaning and public spirited organizations and  individuals, especially those from Adamawa Northern Senatorial District to join hands with the present administration of Fintiri in making education a priority.

At the workshop on Equipping Teachers for Inclusive Practices through the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), the Katukan Gulak on Monday, flagged off the training with a hundred teachers cutting across the five local government areas of the Northern Senatorial District as beneficiaries.

The teachers who are twenty from each local government area of Mubi North, Mubi South, Maiha, Michika, and Madagali were trained during the workshop on “Equipping Teachers to Make Creative Computing Accessible.”

Stakeholders in education representing the five local government areas including traditional rulers (Lawan Duhu),  pastors, imams, principals of both private and public schools, head teachers of primary schools, and local government council officials were in attendance in appreciation of Iya’s efforts.

Iya in an interview with our Yola correspondent, charged community leaders, and other critical stakeholders on education to make computer education a success because lack of it is drawing their wards and children backward.

While thanking the Governor of Adamawa State for the successes recorded in different parts of the state, especially in the area of road infrastructure, innovative education, security, and human capital development of the state civil service, Iya called on him to as a matter of urgency, employ more teachers and give priority to those who are ICT compliance and those who have the knowledge of computer in all the secondary schools in the state.

“We have brilliant students, they abound in al our communities and schools but because many of them are lacking computer knowlege and exposure to ICT-based exams, they always hit a rock and become demoralized in pursuing their dreams.

“Just recently, many of our young ones went for Police enrollment but they could not succeed because of their little knowledge of computer. I think governments at all levels must embark on awareness and training of the teachers in this regard.” Iya said

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