Digital Literacy Critical for Nigerian Teachers -TRCN Boss

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Professor Segun Ajiboye, Executive Registra TRCN
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Registrar/ Chief Executive Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) Professor Olusegun Ajiboye on Monday stated that Nigerian Teachers must be digitally literate to be globally relevant.

He said the council realized this deficit of skill while administering professional qualifying examinations to Nigerian Teachers adding that Teachers must be able to utilize the opportunities provided by digital technology to boost their rating.

 

Professor Ajiboye stated this at the Capacity Building Training on Digital Literacy for Nigeria Teachers at the Basic and Post Basic Level held at the Polytechnic Ibadan where 100 teachers from ten states are receiving the training.

 

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While disclosing that Teachers Career Progression Policy was being prepared by the Council, Ajiboye said was interested in better welfare for Nigerian Teachers.

He noted that it is inhuman not to know how your career will progress when you become teachers saying that anomaly is going to be corrected by the policy up to the directorate level.

“The digitally compliant teacher can work anywhere in the world. We have to be digitally savvy. In today’s world it is a requirement to be digitally literate in order to be able to function in a capacity that enables one to be more successful whether it is at home, school, at work or even looking for a job. Being digitally literate is essential to becoming successful in this digital environment. Almost everything we do today requires some sort of digital literacy. From surfing the internet to searching for a job to being able to perform our jobs, we are required to have some sort of digital literacy hence it is a requirement for all teachers”

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In his speech, First Vice President, Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) Kayode Sokefun urged Teachers to utilise the training to improve their global utility value adding that a digitally illiterate teacher would be swept off with the tide.

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