Kwara teachers to get tablets and smartphones as government poised to improve learning

The Kwara state government said teachers in the state would start using smartphones and tablets as its data-driven Education Transformation Project kicks off in two weeks. The project, KwaraLEARN, will start in 365 primary schools in the local governments of the state of Baruten, Offa, Ilorin East and Ilorin West. President, Kwara State Board of Universal Basic Education (SUBEB), Shehu Adaramaja, said that the project aimed to solve the challenges of education in the state. “The Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq Administration’s KwaraLEARN intervention is a public education transformation program to improve teaching and learning using innovative technology, data-driven platforms, high-quality learning materials, effective training, and ongoing training and support. for teachers and school administrators,” Mr. Adamamaja said in a statement. He said the state government has partnered with NewGlobe, a US-based education support organization, to develop a project coordination and communication plan to guide program management. “Stakeholder awareness campaigns have also been carried out in the four pilot local governments, with meetings held with traditional rulers, education union representatives and education secretaries, among others. “Today, KwaraLEARN has completed academic field studies in randomly selected schools to learn about teachers’ English fluency and proficiency, students’ oral reading fluency, and basic numeracy skills,” he said. Mr. Adaramaja explained that the process employed by KwaraLEARN has been systematic and scientific in order to achieve the desired learning outcomes. He said the decision to launch the project was a sequel to critical achievements the State has previously recorded in academics, governance, stakeholder engagement, operations, school inspection, technology, job creation, leadership and development. Why four local government areas Mr. Adaramaja said that the four local governments, selected as pilots for the program, were chosen by their populations. The SUBEB president noted that KwaraLEARN’s key achievements in operations and technology include the provision of tablets and smartphones to 4,329 teachers; acquisition of 250 blackboards; hiring of IT operation teams, configuration of tablets for teachers and validation of technological applications in schools. In the first phase of induction training that took place at Queen Elizabeth Ilorin School, the President revealed that 1,813 teachers and principals from 227 schools in Baruten and Ilorin West LGA participated. He said the second phase will start on May 5, 2022, with potential participants from Ilorin East and Offa local governments. “The induction training, which is a fundamental element of KwaraLEARN, concludes its first wave today (April 29, 2022). Since its inception on April 19, 2022 at Queen Elizabeth School, Ilorin, 1813 teachers and principals from 227 schools in Baruten and Ilorin West LGA have participated, while the second wave of the induction training would start on May 5, 2022 and it is expected to be finished. over 1500 participants from Offa and Ilorin East LGA. “Our technical partner, NewGlobe, has done a great job of ensuring that participants are on the right teaching path by deploying experienced staff and facilities, such as instructors’ smartphones, tablets and apps for the exercise. “It is noteworthy that the teachers have shown great enthusiasm and great interest in becoming a better version of themselves during the course of the training.” Adamamaja added. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Kwara teachers to get tablets and smartphones as government poised to improve learning