By Anolu Vincent, Owerri
Imo state government has commenced training and re-training of teachers in the state school system in computer management in line with the current dictates of the digital world.
Dr Mrs. Ada Okwuonu- Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (IMSUBEB) said that the measure became necessary to promote and inculcate computer literacy among the teachers, students and pupils since the computer age had come to rule the world.
Okwuonu – a former deputy to ex-governor Ikedi Ohakim disclosed this while receiving the executives of the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Imo State chapter who visited her in her office.
She explained that the state government had already procured and distributed a number of mathematical, technical education and basic Science materials to primary and post primary schools in the state.
“The federal government is interested in early child education to catch them young and we’re ready to identify with this worthy venture hence we have been regular and consistent in the payment of our counterpart funds”, she opined.
Okwuonu who harped on the importance of education in national development and to the citizenry warned that half-baked educated children usually constitute nuisance to society.
She appealed to media practitioners to always accord premium to media publicity of education which she said is the engine of growth and societal transformation.
Chris Njoku-Chairman of the Correspondents’ chapel had earlier congratulated Okwuonu on her appointment, hoping that as a tested and experienced hand in the teaching profession, she would use her wealth of experience to reposition the state school system.
Njoku who is the State Correspondent of the Daily Nation Newspaper pledged the support of the chapel to her office.
Uche Nwosu is a two time Shell Petroleum PLC award winner in the year 2000;
He won the Shell Award on Investigative Journalism and Environmental Cleanliness.