200 teachers and 150 principals from the 3 senatorial districts of the state have been slated to undergo advanced training in teaching methodology and use of ICT in education to further enhance their skills in line with the Stronger Delta agenda of this administration.
This information was disclosed by the Executive Assistant to the Governor on Education Monitoring/ Teacher Professional Development Chief (Mrs.) Pat Ejeteh when she and her team paid a courtesy visit to the Commissioner for Information, Mr. Charles Aniagwu, in his office in Asaba.
Mrs. Ejeteh said that the training while being in line with the agenda of the government was also necessitated by the need to bring teachers in the state up to date with current best practices and methodologies in teaching.
She said that the training program would be handled by top research fellows and ICT professionals and would take place in June during the long vacation.
She called on the commissioner to use the vantage position of his Ministry as the major information dissemination organ in the state to ensure the enlightenment and education of Deltans through the state owned media.
Responding, the Commissioner for Information, applauded the Executive Assistant for her initiative, saying that it was a welcome idea which would go a long way in improving the educational standard in the state.
He emphasized the need for Agencies and other Government organs to seriously pursue their mandate in order to achieve the purpose for which they were established.
While promising that the Ministry of Information would collaborate with her office through the sensitization of Deltans through the state owned media, the Commissioner urged all to partner with Government by seeing themselves as owners of projects located within their Communities thereby ensuring the safety and durability of such projects.