Ugandan teachers acquire ICT skills

World Bank Photo Collection computers Uganda300 teachers across Uganda have received ICT training, enabling them to transfer their skills onto their students. (Image source: World Bank Photo Collection)An estimated 300 Ugandan teachers from Uganda have completed Information Communication Technology(ICT) training, acquiring the skills to teach the subject as well as teaching other subjects to students

The programme, funded by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) under its Rural Communication Development Fund (RCDF) in partnership with the ministry of Education, trained teachers in different modules like Microsoft Office, PowerPoint presentations, Desktop publishing, computer maintenance including cleaning and installation.

Delivering a speech at the closure of the two-week training course, commissioner for secondary education in Uganda, Francis Agula, urged teachers to embrace ICT, while he also stressed that the time will come when every teacher must become ICT literate.

The teachers who received training included those from technical schools and secondary schools from all regions of the country, Agula said. 

UCC added that most of the public schools and institutions in Uganda had benefited from the programme while schools without access to power were given solar powered computers.

Geoffrey Muleme

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