Commissioner to teachers: embrace digital skills, Artificial Intelligence

0 56

By Sofiyyah Abubakar, Ummusalamoh Kamorudeen, Sahadat Jimoh and Fatimah Abdulraheem

Lagos State Commissioner for Basic and Secondary Education Jamiu Alli-Balogun has called on teachers to update their knowledge with digital skills and Artificial Intelligence.

This, he said, would make them conform to modern challenges.

The commissioner spoke during 18th Annual Merit Award ceremony organised by Lagos State Ministry of Education, District 2.

According to him, the role of a teacher is dynamic. Therefore, there is need to acquire new system, embracing digital skills and Artificial Intelligence, he said.

“I want all the teachers to brace up because the role of a teacher globally is fast-changing; we must upscale our skills,” he stressed.

He reiterated that good services and resilience of the teachers in schools will build the future of the students.

Alli-Balogun called for support from the members of staff to ensure effective and efficient activities in the school system.

He enjoined principals to amend their strategies in managing their schools.

The Tutor-General/Permanent Secretary District 2, Mrs. Anike Adekanye, said the merit award is a way of honouring and rewarding diligent administrators, staffs and students.

She highlighted the achievements of the district in her years in office, stating that it now produced the best staffs in the state, national and international stage.

She stated that in the last four years, strategies were reviewed and there has been a remarkable change in the academic performance of the students especially in West African Examination and Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) where the district shone.

According to her, “this period is an opportunity to uplift the schools and district to greater heights by being excellent in whatever we do.”

She urged the staff members to always put in more commitment and consistency in their work and emulate the awardees.

She praised the efforts of the teaching and non-teaching staff who received the merit award, adding that they should not relent in their efforts.

 She thanked Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for his tenacity towards education and hailed the commissioner for his commitment to improve the education sector.

An awardee, Oluwakemi Odumusi, who won the Best Teacher in Junior Category from Eva Adelaja Junior Secondary School, advised fellow teachers to be innovative and follow new trends in communicating with their students.

Another awardee, a Counsellor at Majidun Junior Grammar School, Bilikisu Nosiru, thanked the state government and the district.

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More