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 A Kaduna based ICT group Natsa Foni Foundation has resolved to provide training on Information and Communication Technology ICT to pupils of a public primary school LEA Karji in Kaduna The Executive Director of the Foundation Mr Leslie Dongh told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna on Thursday that the gesture was to bridge the ICT gap among primary school pupils Dongh said that the gesture was part of the Foundation s activities under the platform of the Kaduna Basic Education Accountability Mechanism He said that the engagement of the basic education sector revealed that most public primary schools in the state had been left behind in terms of ICT even when the world was currently ICT driven It grieves my heart that over 90 per cent of public primary schools do not have basic facilities needed to teach the children basic ICT skills Although most of the primary schools teach some form of ICT it is mainly theoretical due to lack of computer laboratories and other facilities necessary for practical teaching of ICT I therefore see the need to bring my ICT gadgets to teach the pupils the practical aspect of computer to inspire them into learning more and also build on the foundation he said The executive director said that Karji primary school was the pilot school for such training adding that the Foundation would adopt another primary school and a secondary school to help the students He said that a three month practical curriculum had been designed to cover a whole term one hour every week to provide hands on ICT training to pupils for them to meet up with current developments He called on the state government to consider organising training on ICT for primary school teachers equip primary schools with ICT facilities and electricity to make practical teaching of ICT possible and effective The Head Teacher of the school Ms Baboshiya James commended the foundation for the support noting that the training on ICT in the schools had been theoretical due to lack of computers We are only teaching them theoretical aspects of ICT with no form of practical because we do not have a single computer in the school We are calling on the government the private sector and other development partners to support the school with computer facilities to enable the pupils put what they have learned to practice she said One of the pupils Joel Moses who said he never touched a computer before expressed joy that he was able to for the first time type his name on a computer during the training It was so interesting and fulfilling to finally touch a computer and type my name in it I did not want it to stop I pray for more such opportunities to learn about ICT and be able to touch a computer and do things with it said the visibly excited Moses who is the Head Boy of the school Also the Assistant Head Girl of the school Rejoice Oguche said It feels good to finally touch a computer The little I knew about a computer is mainly theory without seeing it or touching it to see if it can do what our teachers said it could do Today I had a chance to click on a mouse and write my name on a computer It feels so great she said www ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
Kaduna-based Foundation offers free ICT training to pupils  

Natsa Foni Foundation

A Kaduna-based ICT group, Natsa Foni Foundation, has resolved to provide training on  Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to pupils of a public primary school, LEA Karji, in Kaduna.

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Executive Director of the Foundation

The Executive Director of the Foundation, Mr Leslie Dongh, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna on Thursday that the gesture was to bridge the ICT gap among primary school pupils.

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Kaduna Basic Education Accountability Mechanism

Dongh said that the gesture was part of the Foundation’s activities under the platform of the Kaduna Basic Education Accountability Mechanism.

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He said that the engagement of the basic education sector revealed that most public primary schools in the state had been left behind in terms of ICT, even when the world was currently ICT-driven.

“It grieves my heart that over 90 per cent of public primary schools do not have basic facilities needed to teach the children basic ICT skills.

“Although most of the primary schools teach some form of ICT, it is mainly theoretical due to lack of computer laboratories and other facilities necessary for practical teaching of ICT.

“I, therefore, see the need to bring my ICT gadgets to teach the pupils the practical aspect of computer to inspire them into learning more, and also build on the foundation,” he said.

The executive director said that  Karji primary school was the pilot school for such training, adding that the Foundation would adopt another primary school and a secondary school to help the students.

He said that a three-month practical curriculum had been designed to cover a whole term, one hour every week, to provide hands-on ICT training to pupils for them to meet up with current developments.

He called on the state government to consider organising training on ICT for primary school teachers, equip primary schools with ICT facilities and electricity to make practical teaching of ICT possible and effective.

Head Teacher

The Head Teacher of the school, Ms Baboshiya James, commended the foundation for the support, noting that the training on ICT in the schools had been theoretical due to lack of computers.

“We are only teaching them theoretical aspects of ICT, with no form of practical because we do not have a single computer in the school.

“We are calling on the government, the private sector and other development partners, to support the school with computer facilities to enable the pupils put what they have learned to practice,” she said.

Joel Moses

One of the pupils, Joel Moses, who said he never touched a computer before, expressed joy that he was able to, for the first time, type his name on a computer during the training.

“It was so interesting and fulfilling to finally touch a computer and type my name in it; I did not want it to stop.

Head Boy

“I pray for more such opportunities to learn about ICT, and be able to touch a computer and do things with it,” said the visibly excited Moses, who is the Head Boy of the school.

Assistant Head Girl

Also, the Assistant Head Girl of the school, Rejoice Oguche said: “It feels good to finally touch a computer.

“The little I knew about a computer is mainly theory without seeing it, or touching it to see if it can do what our teachers said it could do.

“Today, I had a chance to click on a mouse and write my name on a computer; It feels so great,” she said.  

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