By Ajuwa Victor Asaba
Teachers from six selected technical colleges and three vocational centres in Asaba, Delta state will benefit from the World Bank and EU-assisted 120,000 dollars (N36.6million) State Employment and Expenditure for Results Project (SEEFOR).
According to the Delta State Commissioner for Education, Mr Chiedu Ebie, the project was designed to boast digital learning system in Delta state schools. He noted that the digital learning system would help reposition and upgrade the standards of the technical colleges and vocational centres in the state.
Ebie said that the programme would help to facilitate learning in the institutions and enable students of the colleges learn beyond classrooms. He added that the state government was poised to promoting technical education, hence the state governor’s premium on entrepreneurship and skill acquisition.
While commending the World Bank, EU and the state government for the initiative, he urged the participants to take full advantage of the training to acquire the desired knowledge. He said “it is your responsibility to impart the knowledge gained from this training to your colleagues and students, who are not opportune to attend”.
The commissioner called on well-meaning individuals and corporate organisations to assist the project with sponsorship of similar workshop for teachers and students to improve the standard of teaching and learning in schools.
In another development, the state SEEFOR project coordinator, Mr. Benson Ojoko, said that the digital integrated learning system was one initiative the state government had developed to bridge the knowledge gap between teaching and learning. He said “through this initiative, the curriculum for the six trades that are presently running in the technical and vocational colleges in the state will be translated into the digital learning platform.