The Ogun State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Modupe Mujota, has stressed the need for Science, Technical Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teachers, to be conversant with the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), to enable them be in tune with modern ways of imparting science education on students.
The Commissioner stated this while declaring open a two-day workshop organised by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology in conjunction with Co-creation Hub for STEM teachers in both secondary and tertiary institutions in the State, held at Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun-Ijebu-Ode.
Mujota, represented by the Director of Secondary Education, Mrs. Abosede Ogunleye, said the world had evolved from analogue to digital, hence there was the need for teachers to review the ideals of education, update their knowledge and make such knowledge relevant and functional in their teaching career.
‘’Education is central to all round development; hence there’s need to constantly review its ideals, update our knowledge and make it relevant and functional in the society,’’ she noted.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Abayomi Arigbabu, said the capacity building workshop was organised to enable participants be exposed to modern technologies and their applications to aid teaching.
Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology, Mrs. Modupe Mujota has said that technical and vocational education would continue to attract the attention of the government to enable youths acquire the necessary skills to be self reliant.
Mujota who stated this at the second combined convocation lecture of Gateway ICT Polytechnic, Saapade, Remo North East Local Council Development Area, added that, the commissioning of the state-of-the art Institute of Technology, Idi-Aba, Abeokuta and other efforts being made to improve both physical and academic standard of the other seven Government Science and Technical Colleges, was a clear testimony that government was serious with technical and vocational education.