By Bankole Taiwo, Abeokuta
Ogun State government, in collaboration with Orange Card will on Thursday host maiden edition of Teachers Fest, a programme designed to sharpen the Information, Communication Technology (ICT) skills of both the teachers as well as the students all in a bid to enhance better learning and results.
Speaking to journalists during press conference, the Coordinator, Orange Card, Mr. Abiodun Oshodi said the Teachers Fest was 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 should be enjoyed on the earth. Teachers form the people content 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, the 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 the ICT training would be of help to the teachers in delivering value to society while also enhancing better teaching, adding that the State has done best for teachers in terms of timely payment of their salaries and emoluments.
He said 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 to become the best.
Also, the Gateway Mortgage Bank said the bank pledges support for the programme, stating that teachers were 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 cares for the teachers in the State and will 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.