Friday, 19 October 2012

Teachers receive basic computing tuition

Nineteen teachers from the Taraka Primary School in Lae will now be able to use the computer to ease their workload after completing a short course with the APEC Digital Opportunity Centre (ADOC) at the PNG University of Technology last week.
These teachers include Deputy Head Teacher Mr Thomas Keku, two senior teachers, two Senior Subject Masters (SSM) and twelve junior officers who graduated after attending a week-long course on basic computing; including the MS Office suit (MS Word, excel, PowerPoint), computer maintenance and Internet and email basics.
Children from Duna Elementary School, West Taraka in Lae in their
Community Learning Centre (CLC)funded by the Digicel PNG Foundation
ADOC is an initiative of the Taiwanese government with partner centres located in the APEC regions of the world including the Philippines, Mexico, Chile, Russia, Malaysia, Africa, Vietnam and PNG.
The PNG ADOC centre was established at Unitech three years ago for the purpose of training grassroots people in the country who cannot afford to attend other conventional computer courses.
Acting University Librarian Ismael Kavanamur told the participants to use the knowledge and skills they have learnt to do more online researching and effective dialoging on the internet with colleagues from within the country and abroad.
“Your learning is for others, it’s your responsibility to impart your knowledge to others,” he added.
Taraka Primary Deputy Head Teacher Mr Keku thanked Unitech and ADOC for giving him and his colleagues the chance to attend this course.
“I hope the training we received will now ease the workload off my teachers, especially with the tests, assignments and assessment reports for students,” Mr Keku said.
ADOC also donated two sets of computers to the school in which the teachers were grateful for.

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