David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka
The Anambra State Government, in partnership with an education consultancy, Integral Development Konsult (IDK), has entered into an agreement with Google to train teachers in digital learning.
Yesterday, the Chief Executive Officer of IDK, Ms. Chinwe Nweke revealed this during a joint press conference with the State Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof. Kate Omenugha.
Nweke said the state government, in partnership with IDK, has invited Google’s education department to speak at a digital education summit, to be held later this month. -this.
She said the aim of the summit was to improve teachers’ skills in digital learning, while listing other leading companies in the world of information and communication technologies, which would also take the speaking at the summit to include; Dell, HP, Zinox, Coscharis and others.
“We are looking for a way to use technology to bridge the digital divide. We introduce ICT into basic education pedagogy and examine how we can use technology to change learning and affect students’ lives.
“Anambra is very serious with the digitization of learning, and we invite a panel of ICT companies to take a look at our sub-topics, which will address the affordability of gadgets, internet networks in remote locations Anambra and solar energy as the power source for these gadgets.
“We invited many leading companies to lead discussions on the various sub-themes. We hope that at the end of the discussions, we will come up with a blueprint that will guide the Anambra State Government to transform or bring about rapid transformation in learning.
She added that the summit will announce the launch of a “one student, one laptop” campaign, which will seek to encourage individuals in the state to make donations that will help provide laptops for students in the state.
Speaking at the press conference, Commissioner for Basic Education, Professor Kate Omenugha said Anambra Government has been at the forefront of ensuring the digitalization of learning and has been able to show its dominance in the region, during the lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic.