COVID-19, Training of Teachers and Principals

A Two Day Sensitization Training to Kano State Secondary and Primary Schools Female Teachers by Centre for Information Technology and Development on the 12th And 13th October, 2020

Coviid19 is a world deadly disease that threatened the survival of every human being. From the start of the pandemic in 2019 in Wuhan, China, millions of people have lost their lives, jobs, livelihood and many more. In Nigeria, the pandemic has also affected many ways of our lives being it social, economic or academic with more than 40,000 infection and more than 1000 deaths which resulted to the lockdown of the whole country for many months. Similarly, in Kano state the story is also the same, since before the index case in April the state government has took many measures in order to protect the lives of its people by banning interstate movement.

However, on its efforts to help in eradicating the disease in Kano state, the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has been conducting different programs to sensitize community members on the importance of adhering to covid19 protocols. These programs include online campaigns on twitter (Twitter Chat), Facebook, Whatsapp, production of online fliers, radio programs at different radio stations, writing of press releases and training of more than 100 youth on covid19 protocols online.

On the 13th and 14th of October, 2020 also the Centre for information Technology and Development with support of MacArthur Foundation and International Institute of Education trained Kano state secondary and primary schools female teachers on Covid19 Protocol. The aims of the training was to equip the teachers with all the necessary knowledge on preventive measures of Covid19 as school resumed; to sensitize the teachers on the importance of Covid19 protocol; educate them on how to take care of themselves and their students.

The training drew 60 female teachers from different schools in the state who are expected to go back and step down the training to their fellow teachers and students.

On his vote of thanks, the Director Recruitments and Training, Kano State Senior secondary Schools Management Board (KSSSMB), Malam Umar Muhammad Yakasai thanks Centre for Information Technology and Development for its tireless efforts in improving the lives of Kano state people. He noted that the Centre has on many occasions been training the staff of the Board on different ICT courses. He went further to call on the trained teachers to ensure they transfer the knowledge to the larger society.

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