Education
Alupo: Teachers must be armed with computer skills
Publish Date: Mar 20, 2013
Alupo: Teachers must be armed with computer skills
Teachers of Trinity College Nabbingo undergo a computer training session.
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Caroline Ariba

Computers have become part and parcel of everyday operations – from every modern office the homes.

However, a common feature in many schools is that other than in the school laboratories, these equipment are mainly used for secretarial jobs with the majority of headteachers hardly deploying them for research, communications and other operations.

It is for this reason that the education minister (Rtd) Maj. Jessica Alupo has directed that all teachers should embrace the use and the teaching of computers in schools.

Alupo said the ministry had partnered with Makerere University Business School (MUBS) and the Kisubi Associated Writers Agency (KAWA) to equip headteachers with computer skills.

“The education ministry, MUBS and KAWA teams, will provide e-learning modules. Training will take place during school holidays in the schools’ computer laboratories,” Alupo told headteachers at an ICT workshop at MUBS Annex Bugolobi recently.

She pledged that the ministry will recognise all head-teachers who successfully acquire the skills.

KAWA chairman Moses Wamanga, said they have embarked on a countrywide sensitization of headteachers and teachers’ associations about the programme.

At a sensitization workshop at Trinity College Nabbingo last week, the headteacher Nakate Kikomeko, who is also National Chairperson for head-teachers, said they were proud to have been brought on board.

Wamanga said the five-month course will be availed to schools through arrangements with the schools administrations.

According to the National Policy for ICT in the Education Sector, all head-teachers must be trained in ICT.

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Students warned against gambling their tuition fees
Students have been warned against diverting their school fees into nonproductive activities like gambling and sports betting....
Outgoing UMU VC launches autobiography
The outgoing Vice Chancellor (VC) Uganda Martyrs University (UMU) Prof. Charles Olweny has launched a book­–A Rolling Stone detailing his work and times....
Yoweri Museveni Primary School, where parents think all is free
Eleven-year-old Akram Ngondowa, a Primary Six pupil of Yoweri Museveni Primary School in Mbale municipality,...
Who is lying about capitation grants?
Gov''t is supposed to pay sh7,560 per child per annum although the amount sent to schools oscillates between sh6,000 and sh7,500....
From a humble start, UCU leaps forward
Every magnificent establishment you talk of must have at one point had its small start, as is with Uganda Christian University....
Two professors to teach classes from under the sea
Two US professors will spend 73 days in an underwater laboratory near the Florida Keys, where they'll teach courses via Internet in an attempt to break a world record....
Should Govt lease parts of Lake Victoria to private developers?
Its Ok
No Way
Not Sure
follow us
subscribe to our news letter