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

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The Bayelsa State Government has partnered with on the training of 12,000 teachers on digital transformation network programme in both public and private schools across the state.

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

The State Commissioner of Education, Mr Gentle Emelah in his 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 develop a 15 years policy to revamp education in the state.

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

While pointing out shortage of teachers and inadequate infrastructures are two teething problems in the state, he disclosed that practical efforts by the state government had reversed the down turn with the state ranked first five among states 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 will make pupils be employable,” he said.

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