Rotary organises computer code training for 50 computer teachers in Plateau




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The Rotary District 9125 has organised a computer code training for 50 computer teachers drawn from the 17 local government areas of Plateau.

The Rotary President of Naraguta,Jos, Mrs Hauwa Eferemo, said Saturday in Vom,near Jos, that the training was organised to mark the African Code Week.

Eferemo further said that the progamme was powered by SAP, UNESCO, Youth mobile, Coderina, the state Ministry of Education and the Rotary District 9125.

According to her, the aim of the training entitled: “Train the Trainers ” is to empower secondary computer teachers with the requisite skills for computer coding .

She said that the teachers were picked from both the private and government secondary schools from the 17 local government areas in the state.

The president said that the training would be a continuous to empower teachers with the requisite skills of computer coding, who would in turn train the students to keep them abreast with current digital technology.

Similarly, the President Rotary of Jos Tincity, Mr Lonny Lohnan, said that computer coding was a means of simplifying life, and that it was pertinent that teachers were trained in order to train their students as the world had now gone digital.

The state Commissioner of Education (Secondary), Mrs Elizabeth Wapmuk, said that the training is an opportunity for the teachers to learn computer coding and in turn teach their students.

The commissioner, who was represented by the Deputy Director of in the state’s Ministry of Education, Mr Dachun Thomas, said that the trained teachers would also step down the training to other teachers.

Wapmuk said the ministry of education had a machinery ground to train teachers to meet up with the digital trends.

A participant of the training, Mr Owen Nden, a computer teacher from Government Secondary School, Kufang, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the sidelines of the event, commended the organisers of the training, describing the as apt as the world had gone digital.

Nden said that the training had enabled him to have a better understanding of computer coding and that it would also enable him to teach his students the digital way of doing things via coding.

He said the would widen their scope of learning, as coding was a means of putting brain into use to come up with ideas that were innovative in achieving things.

(NAN)