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Anambra trains teachers on online security

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MINISTRY of Basic Education, Anambra State, recently  organised a training workshop for teachers on online safety.

  The training with theme, ‘Capacity Building for Teachers on Online Safety’ was held at Community Secondary School, Umuokpu Awka, with teachers  from four local government areas of the state- Awka North, Awka South, Anaocha, Njikoka.

  The programme across the country is supervised by the Federal Ministry of Education.

  Speaking during the training which is sponsored across the country by Google, the Commissioner for Basic Education, Prof Kate Omenugha said, the programme was very important, and advise teachers to listen attentively, so that they can impact the knowledge to the students.

  The commissioner who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Basic Education, Mr Linus Nwankwo emphasised on the need for teachers to spread the good news to their various schools, so that they will not fall prey of internet fraudsters.

  Online safety trainer, innovation growth HUB (implementing partner), Ugochi Uchenna, in her lecture, said it was  a guide for teachers to make the most of the digital world to educate the students.

  She said that the training had been going on in the 36 States of the country, that it is a new curriculum made to enlighten students, pupils on the danger of Internet.

  She highlighted goals of online safety training such as protect learners from threats associated with emerging technologies and ensuring that young people are sufficiently exposed to skills, knowledge, competence, that will enable them to safely and responsibly utilise the numerous resources on the internet, among others.

. She advised individuals to be alert, smart, when operating internet and avoid sharing of locations, personal information to the pubic.

  In their separate speeches, Chinyere Nwanna from Girls Secondary School, Awka, Henry Uzochukwu, Community High School, Akwaeze, thanked the state for organising the programme and promised to pass the information to their various schools.

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