The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) says it will soon commence the training of 45,000 teachers on digital literacy and remote learning.
Registrar, TRCN, Prof. Josiah Ajiboye, made this known during an interactive session with journalists on Thursday in Abuja.
He said the training is part of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) COVID-19 response programme through the support of United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
According to TRCN Boss, the 45,000 teachers will be drawn from 24 states, adding that plans are also in top gear to cover the remaining states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
His words: ” The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria as a lead agency in the Teacher Training Sub-Committee of the Global Partnership for Education COVID-19 response programme through the support of UNICEF, is embarking on digital literacy training and remote learning for 30,000 teachers across 16 focal states namely Benue, Bauchi, Ebonyi, Enugu, Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kebbi, Kastina, Plateau, Taraba and Zamfara…“The training which is designed to take place in four tranches will take place between 21 and 26 February ,2022 in Benue, Enugu Kaduna and Sokoto states simultaneously at the first phase.
“Each tranche of the training involves 7,500 teachers. The first stage of this project was the training of 480 master trainers who be serving as facilitators in the upcoming training across these locations.
The master trainers were trained in November,2021 across the selected states.
“Furthermore, at the completion of the circle of 16 focal states, the Honourable Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu had graciously extended the training to additional 15000 teachers who will be trained in eight focal states namely, Bayelsa, Delta, Edo, Ekiti, Lagos, Osun, Oyo and Rivers.
“These additional states will be the 4th phase of the GPE teacher training programme.”
Speaking further, the TRCN boss said the overall objectives of the programme are to bridge the gap created by the outbreak of the pandemic that severely affected the education system of the country, provide capacity development opportunities to teachers in the deployment of technology, among others.