EKOEXCEL: LASUBEB Commences Training Of 2000 Teachers
The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) has commenced the phased training of over 2,000 Primary School Teachers on the integration of technological devices for instructional classroom delivery under the EKOEXCEL initiative. In his address at the commencement of the training programme, being held at CMS Primary Schools Complex, Bariga, and Vetland Primary Schools Complex, Agege, the Executive Chairman of LASUBEB, Mr. Wahab Alawiye-King said the Lagos State Government had been anticipatory and proactive before the interruption of COVID-19 by including technology in the basic education system.
He explained that the training would not only empower and develop the participating teachers in their careers but also equip them adequately in order to adapt to the new system and respond to challenges that have emerged in the education sector as a result of the pandemic. The Chairman noted that as part of efforts towards embracing the new realities, the Board has introduced a new approach which entails blended, integrated and distance learning methods, adding that it has been established that learning and teaching can happen off-sight.
He declared that the EKOEXCEL initiative will not only transform teaching and learning in the classroom but will also change many classroom activities, just as he charged the participants to conform to the new normal in basic education. Recall that EKOEXCEL, which means Excellence in Child Education and Learning, is an educational transformation initiative of the present administration, which is aimed at bridging the gap in quality education delivery, through the use of technological devices such as teaching tablets and smartphones in public primary school pedagogy.