Ogun moves to digitalise education system

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The Ogun  Government says it will not rest on its oars until the process of teaching and learning, as well as management of its education system is totally digitalised for efficiency of the sector.

Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, stated this during a 3-Day Virtual Teacher Training and Professional Development held in Abeokuta on Monday.

The programme , tagged, “Teaching with Technology and Remote Learning”, was organised by the Ministry in partnership with TedPrimeHUB, Microsoft Partner.

Arigbabu said a robust education sector portal system had been launched through the Ogun State Education Revitalization Agenda platform.

He noted that the portal would allow total removal of human manipulation or direct physical processing of operations in the Ministry, in order to remain relevant in education activities.

He added that through the portal, learners would have access to obtain forms into primary schools, saying ‘registration for Basic Education Certificate Examination is possible.

The commissioner explained that processing of application forms into any of the 42 flagship schools had also been made possible, while parents could have access to the report cards of their children through the portal system.

“It is the commitment of the Prince Dapo Abiodun led-administration to continue to engage in activities that may serve as motivation to teachers in having what it requires for quality service delivery with the interest of improving learners’ outcomes”, he posited.

The Commissioner stated that the training was a preparatory step towards empowering teachers for the task ahead and exposing them to the digital learning process, urging the participants to maximise the opportunity for self-improvement.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Director of Education, Department of Planning, Research and Statistics, Mr. Ezekiel Adewunmi said the virtual engagement of teachers was in fulfillment of the Microsoft Nigeria Limited’s promise to expand the scope of partnership with the Ministry at the time when all efforts were geared towards revitalisation of the education sector, leveraging on technology.

In his presentation, one of the resource persons, Mr. Lekan Adeeko, who spoke on the importance of remote learning, submitted that the training would expose participants to leverage on Microsoft 365 licence to enhance teaching activities with the use of PowerPoint and Microsoft Forms for data gathering.

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