Lagos educators encouraged to adopt ICT

ABUJA: LAGOS State Deputy Governor, Idiat Adebule, has tasked teachers in the state to embrace information and communication technology (ICT) in their teaching career to remain relevant and meet the 21st century teaching and learning requirements. The Deputy Governor said this during the 29th Annual Conference of the All Nigeria Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS) held at the Secretariat, Alausa. S

He noted that technology has reduced the world to a global village and added that any educational system devoid of the use of integrated information technology teaching and learning aids would end up turning out improperly trained graduates who would be dysfunctional in the global setting. Adebule observed that ICT has become indispensable to effective teaching and learning process in this new age, stressing that educators are left with no other option than to embrace the new teaching methodology or take a risk of becoming irrelevant and outdated in current education policy.

"ICT has made the world to become a global village where information and educational material from any part of the world can be accessed faster and easier, warning that anyone that fails to be ICT compliant would be irrelevant in the new scheme," Adebule said. The Deputy Governor also affirmed that the state government has over the years included ICT in training teachers and schools administrators to enable them compete favourably with their counterparts from other civilized climes in line with government effort to meet the challenges of ICT development in the state.