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New tech for easy teaching

The Uukule Cultural Troupe entertained the audience (Photograph by Josephina Shikongo)

The Uukule Cultural Troupe entertained the audience (Photograph by Josephina Shikongo)

The Onyaanya Circuit in the Oshikoto region organized a one day Annual Teacher’s Conference, under the theme “Exploring Technology as an instructional aid”.
Sponsored by MTC and STI decors, the event was held on 23 September at Uukule Senior Secondary School in Onyaanya. The conference was a reflection of the circuit’s motto which is “Patriotism, Hard Work and Inspiration” and was aimed at introducing and exposing the region’s teachers to Information Communication Technology (ICT) as a teaching tool in education, beyond a knowledge society as well as integrating ICT in education. In her welcoming remarks the Deputy Director of lifelong learning in Oshikoto Region, Elizabeth Mwaala stated that such conferences should take stock of the challenges that hinder best performance. She also reminded the teachers to maintain professionalism, a spirit of volunteerism, as well as the love for the children.
Chairperson of Oshikoto Regional Council and Councilor of Onayena Constituency, Marx Nekongo stressed that education is a shared responsibility and the greatest catalyst of socio-economic development hence it requires the involvement of every participant. According to Nekongo the hosting of the Annual Teacher’s conference is in line with Vision 2030, which requires the country to have a knowledge-based society in terms of information as well as technology. “The new technology is not there to take anybody’s job, but it is there to empower the nation at large in one way or another” he pointed out. The new technology makes teaching easier due to the fact that a teacher can interact with learners or students at any time as long as they are connected to an internet device.

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