At least, 22,000 teachers in Benue State have been earmarked for training following the commencement of pilot e-learning and virtual education in selected schools in the state.
State Commissioner of Education, Prof. Dennis Ityavyar, in a letter of approval for the pilot project access for selected schools and training of teachers and lecturers on the programme, indicated that 22,000 teachers and lecturers in public schools in the state would be equipped with required digital literacy skills and ICT knowledge relevant for implementation of the policy.
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He stated that the e-learning, virtual education and ICT in education intervention agency training would be mandatory for the 22,000 teachers and lecturers with BESEVIC as the trainer.
The project meant for participation and integration of schools into the newly approved policy of the state government will enhance all educational institutions.
He listed schools approved for participation in the e-learning/virtual education test platform to include the Benue State University Makurdi; Benue State Polytechnic Ugbokolo; Government Model Secondary School; Makurdi; St. Dominic High School Sachi-Makurdi; Ben Paulian Secondary School Oju and the LGEA Primary School Wurukum, Makurdi, among others.