Abuja - Teachers in Kogi State of Nigeria will now be promoted based on their literacy in computers.
State Governor, Captain Idris Wada, confirmed the development saying it was part of plans to transform the education sector.
He said as part of its transformation agenda it has given approval for the computer training of all primary school teachers in the state.
Wada was speaking during the commissioning of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) ICT empowerment scheme.
He described education as the engine of growth for socio-economic development of any nation.
The official noted that good governance, agriculture, human capital development and infrastructure alongside education are areas of emphasis by the present administration and will be accorded greater attention.
He said the present verification of teachers in the state would culminate into the payment of the 18 percent minimum wage to qualified teachers in the state, maintaining that teachers’ welfare was top on the agenda of the administration.
- CAJ News