By: ‘Yomi Ayeleso | Ado-Ekiti
The JayTee Ojo Foundation has commenced training on software engineering and digital technology for secondary school teachers in Ekiti state.
The two-week training which will involve twenty secondary school teachers across six different schools would cover basic skills in the emerging Information and communication technology (ICT) for them to expose their students to the digital skills in the state.
Speaking during the induction ceremony in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital, the founder, Otunba Taiwo Ojo appreciated the willingness of the teachers to acquire skills especially in the digital technology world
Ojo also expressed his gratitude to Ekiti State government under the leadership of Governor Biodun Oyebanji for the support and prompt interest in the area of human capital development.
He revealed that the foundation was prepared to train people in Ekiti that can stand tall in the midst of their contemporaries from any part of the world in the field of digital technology.
Represented by the foundation’s ICT Product Manager, Babatunde Dahunsi, the CEO noted that the two weeks training was aimed at training twenty secondary school teachers in six different schools in Ekiti.
According to him, ” Our aim is that the teachers would go back to their different schools to start up an ICT club and as well prepare the students for their participation in the programing core that would be organized later this year.
“This programing core by the special grace of God,all the schools that are represented here by their teachers would partake and whosoever wins, the foundation would support the school with ICT solar power supply equipment among other incentives.”
He reiterated that the best two teachers, ” at the end of the ongoing training would be rewarded handsomely and also the schools they represent.”
On her part, the permanent secretary, state ministry of education, science and technology, Dr Folakemi Olomojobi reaffirmed the commitment of Biodun Oyebanji-led administration to investing in skill acquisition in digital technology for economic development of the State.
Olomojobi who was represented by the director, evaluation and standard department of the ministry, Mrs Modupe Adebayo stated that the skill acquisition programme was aimed at equipping the teachers with basic and functional literacy education in digital technology.
This, she said would avail them the opportunity to be productive, self-reliant and contribute meaningfully to the training of students in their various schools with the aim of catching them young and to make Ekiti State hub of digital technology in Nigeria.
She charged the teachers to make use of the skills they would acquire during the training to better their lives and the students they would later train at their different schools.