Digital Skills, Key to Transform Education, says Doguwa

Digital Skills, Key to Transform Education, says Doguwa

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Kano State Commissioner of Education, Alh. Umar Haruna Doguwa has tasked directors of his ministry and its agencies to update their digital skills, to enhance literacy and ensure better management of the education sector in the state.

He said the education managers must develop their digital skills to become more relevant in a fast changing world, describing digital skills as very important in the transformation of the sector.

Alh. Umar Doguwa made the call during the opening of a workshop organized for directors of the ministry organized by Skyline University, a private university based in Kano.

“We are in an IT age and we cannot afford to be left behind. Things have changed considerably and for us to make a difference in today’s world, we must have digital skills”, he stated.

The Commissioner stressed that the managerial staff of his ministry must not only embrace positive thinking but also drift towards digital literacy to improve service delivery.

He expressed delight that Skyline University offered to conduct the training for free as part of its corporate social responsibility, hoping it will introduce more products and services that will add value to the state.

The Commissioner was optimistic that the training, which covered digital skills and leadership training will be beneficial to the direct participants at the workshop and the state as a whole.

The Vice Chancellor, Skyline University Kano, Prof. Ajith Kumar Vadakki Veetil advised the participants to change their mindset by accepting digital skills, pointing out that as key players in the sector of education, they must be competitive in a world increasingly driven by information technology.

Directors from the Kano State Ministry of Education, Science and Technical Schools Board, Kano State Universal Basic Education Board, Private and Voluntary Schools Board and Kano State Senior Secondary Schools Management Board, among others.

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