By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), Kaduna, has trained 148 teachers on Leadership and Digital Literacy across the six geo-political zones of the country.
Speaking at an event to mark the commencement of the training workshop, Director General Professor Musa Garba Maitafsir
said the advancement in technology has led to an era, where learning through the internet becomes possible.
He said digital literacy is concerned with the development of teachers’ capacity to know when and how to use digital technology to access, process, evaluate, create, and communicate information in the 21st century.
He explained further that the Institute will continue to partner with the relevant stakeholders to provide Nigerians with necessary skills needed to improve their job and professional line to enhance technological teaching and learning.
He called on relevant stakeholders in education to incorporate the basic elements of digital literacy in primary school curriculum and implemented, accordingly.
He decried that despite the enormous potential of information Communications Technology ICT and digital literacy in educational institutions in the country, particularly at the primary level, are yet to take advantages of its numerous benefits.
He said further that the primary education system in Nigeria is the foundation on which other levels of education are built.
He said the workshop is designed to monitor, coach skills of the tools for effective administration and the capacity of the school heads to use relevant communication tools to support school administration and build skills of school administrators for effective service delivery.
According to Prof. Maitafsir, other objectives are, to strengthen the capacity of the school for effective school management and education delivery, guide, and counsel skills of school heads for enhanced delivery of counseling services.