ISLAMABAD - Nokia and UNESCO Islamabad have launched “Mobile Learning Project for Teacher’s Professional Development” on Thursday as formal collaboration took place in the presence of senior government officials, Nokia and UNESCO representatives.
As part of this programme, UNESCO and Nokia are joining hands, where Nokia is providing a technology solution known as Nokia Education Delivery to the UNESCO project ‘use of ICT for professional development of public school teachers’ in remote areas.
[SUDAN] A one-month teacher training course organized by Save the Children in Rumbek, the capital of Lakes state in South Sudan, has been skipped by some of the teachers due to attend.
At the start of the workshop on Wednesday at Riak-Dor primary school, only 45 of the 60 teachers expected to attend arrived for the first day of the training. The teachers are drawn from Rumbek East and Rumbek Central counties.
Rumbek East county education director Abel Kook Thong threatened to withhold the February salaries of teachers who have not attended the training as a punishment. He said he was seeking permission to do so from the director general of Lakes state’s education ministry.
“Teachers in Mbale, Tororo and Butaleja districts have received their first training as they embarked on a foray into Daily Monitor’s Newspapers In Education programme.
Butaleja District Inspector of Schools Moses Wamuhudi told the teachers at Kayegi Hotel in Mbale that the skills acquired should be transferred to the pupils as they discover new dimensions in literacy and numeracy.”
According to the BBC, “Nearly half of new teachers [in the UK] do not feel properly equipped to deal with violence in the classroom …”
“Figures … suggest two-thirds of newly qualified teachers have received no clear guidance on restraining violent pupils.”