Bayelsa govt partner Microsoft to train 12,000 teachers on digital transformation

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Bayelsa has partnered training of 12,000 digital transformation network programme in both public and private schools across .

The -day training programme which began Tuesday is also expected to over 90,000 pupils across the digital and computer education in the .

The State Commissioner of Education, Mr Gentle Emelah in remarks at the opening ceremony of the Education Transformation workshop for Directors and Head of Agencies in the State Ministry of Education held at the Harold Dappa Priye Hall, in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, said the partnership is part of the processes ahead of the proposed Education summit to a 15 years policy to revamp education in the state.

Emelah, who held a virtual interactive session executives of including the Middle East and (MEA) Education , Jaye Richards-Hill, noted that there must be a paradigm shift in the state educational sector despite the issues of paucity of funds in the state.

While pointing that shortage of and inadequate infrastructures are teething problems in the state, he disclosed that practical efforts by the had reversed the down turn the state now ranked first five among in the federation.

“We have come together to discuss issues affecting the primary and secondary education. We are planning a shift from certificate education to technology and digital based education that will make pupils be employable,” he said.

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