International Literacy Day: OGSG Calls For More Use Of Technology In Teaching

The need for the use of technology in teaching and learning in order to raise the standard of education to meet the best global practices has been emphasised.

          The Special Adviser to Ogun State Governor on Primary and Secondary Education, Mrs. Ronke Soyombo, said this during a discussion programme to mark 2020 International Literacy Day with the theme, “Literacy Teaching and Learning in the COVID-19 Crisis and Beyond, especially on the roles of Educators and Changing Pedagogies”.

          Soyombo noted that it was imperative to adequately equip teachers technologically with necessary resources to enhance teaching and learning, as the world embraced the ’new normal’ since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, reinstating the State government’s commitment in placing education at the front burner, hence the need to make education available and affordable for the young and old.

          In their separate submissions, the Panelists, Professor (Mrs.) Adejoke Jibowo, a lecturer of English, Olabisi Onabanjo University and Mr. Joseph Adetona, a West African Examination Council Examiner called on relevant stakeholders to make use of the old and new ways of teaching and learning to change the scope of education, placing it on the pedestal where it should be.