Kaduna — The Kaduna State government has commenced the training of 13,000 senior secondary school teachers on Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
The Deputy Director, Schools in the state ministry of education, Idris Aliyu, who disclosed this in an interview at the Kaduna ICT hub, said the training was initiated under the state government's secondary school e-learning project.
According to him, the training is expected to prepare teachers for the senior secondary school e-learning project coming up in September, adding that 10,000 tablets loaded with over 300 books are ready for distribution under the first phase of the project when schools resume in September.
He said the project would start with senior secondary one (SSI) female students in all girls' boarding schools in the state after which it would be extended to boys until each SS I student has a computer tablet.
Aliyu added that the next batch will be SS II students, followed by SS III, stressing that by the end of 2018, all secondary school students in the state will have a computer tablet.
He explained that the training of teachers was aimed at ensuring the success of the programme "This is why we are training the teachers before school resumes in September, such that as soon as the students are back in school, we will distribute the tablets to the teachers and students and they will all be on the same page."