The Apapa Local Government Area of Lagos State has embarked on a five-day workshop to train primary school teachers in the council on robotics education.
The beneficiaries, which comprise ICT teachers across public primary schools in Apapa LG were trained on the new wave of globalisation and technologically driven innovative education.
Speaking during the official flag-off, the Apapa LG boss, Idowu Senbanjo, said the training of the teachers on robotics was to drive the globally relevant educational delivery in the primary school sector in the state.
She noted that the council is grooming pupils to be future-ready by inculcating 21st-century skills and exposure in them.
She added, “We at the Ports City Council recognise the need to groom our children to be future-ready by inculcating in them 21st-century skills and exposure, hence the integration of Robotics Education as part of the co-curricular activities at our primary schools.
“The Technology transfer to our pupils in our primary school will help to achieve our collective vision of preparing these children for the future of work, please ensure that the impacts of the skills to be acquired are felt and the training is put to maximum use.”
In his remarks, the Special Adviser to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Education, Dr Mike Egbayelo, emphasised that African countries would continue to sink into poverty until priorities are given to globalisation of schools.
He noted, “. It is those who understand the language of the 21st century that will be termed literate in the real sense. Major reasons why we should recondition and rejig our schools to be able to give our pupils the language of the global citizens.”
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