By Abiodun Ali
Ogun State Government, in collaboration with Orange Card, is planning to host maiden edition of Teachers Fest in the State, in order to inculcate and impact Information, Communication Technology (ICT) on wards at the early stage. It will also contain the training of teachers on Information Communication Technology (ICT), so as to enhance a better training/teaching of wards in the course of their job.
The programme, tagged “Teachers Fest” will come up on the November 28, 2020 in Abeokuta, the State Capital.
Speaking to newsmen during a press conference, the Coordinator, Orange Card, Mr. Abiodun Oshodi of Orange Card said the Teachers Fest will be first of its kind in Nigeria and Ogun State, noting that teachers were the most important people on earth.
“The reward of teachers should not be in heaven but enjoyed on earth. Teachers form the contents of the input of education, while technology is there to enable them to be better at delivering value,” Oshodi said.
He noted that during the Teachers Fest, teachers would be exposed to the new global system of delivering and making learning attractive to their wards/pupils as well as teachers.
He added that it would be of help in delivering value to the society and enhancing better teaching, adding that the State has done a lot for teachers in terms of timely payment of their salaries and emoluments.
Oshodi disclosed that the strategic workshop would provide ample opportunity for master-class training for those interested, noting that it would flag off ICT training for teachers, as well as awards that would attract 10 million Naira grant for career advancement and for continued self improvement toward becoming the best.
He disclosed that Gateway Mortgage Bank pledged support for the programme, because , according to the management of bank, teachers are the pride of the world and should not be undermined in society.
Speaking earlier, the Director of Information, Bureau of Information (BIT), Mrs. Olatundun Adekunle said the TechHub cared for the teachers in the State and would always work towards widening their knowledge on digital methods and equipment, as the world is now in the digital age.
She said teachers would benefit immensely from the upcoming Teachers Fest which comprises different activities, such as access to discount market, and special ICT master-class sessions that would be hosted in the State.