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GTU trains teachers on ICT

Dec 10, 2019, 2:24 PM | Article By: Cherno Omar Bobb

Gambia Teacher Union (GTU), last Thursday concluded a-three-day Information Communication and Technology (ICT) training for 26 teachers from various schools across the country.

Participants were trained on basic Microsoft word, Microsoft excel, power point, spreadsheet, electronic communication based on the privacy of the internet, how to detect fake news and fake websites  and online freelancing. It was held at YMCA head office along MDI road in Kanifing.

Oumie Kujabi, IT training manager described ICT as important, saying it plays a big role in the work of teachers, especially in this modern world when the classroom is changing with digitalisation.

She said when teachers understand ICT, they will be able to impact it in their teaching profession and also teach the students.  She highlighted that some people will go up to university level without any knowledge on ICT and that usually bring struggle in their assignments.

Mrs Kujabi urged participants to utilize what they learnt from the training when they return to their various schools.  She also called on the ministry of basic and secondary school to conduct more of such trainings, especially for junior and primary school teachers who are the foundation.

Abubacarr Camara, a participant and teacher at Kotu senior secondary school said he was inspired by the training, particularly the use of excel programs.

Mr Camara thanked the organisers for the opportunity and urged his fellow participants to practicality what they have learnt to help themselves and their students.

Leeza Jammeh, also a participant and a teacher at St. Joseph senior secondary school said she was having just basic understanding of ITC before the training and have now improved a lot.