Lagos, Nigeria. Pearson Nigeria has promised to offer new digital learning guides to 10,000 teachers in the country. The facility, the firm said, would assist the beneficiaries to improve on their proficiency and teaching methods. The Managing Director Pearson Nigeria, Muhtar Bakare stated this in a statement recently that the beneficiaries would not pay for the guides.
He said, “Guides such as these are not typically available free of charge, but Pearson is committed to making the guides available as a way of exhibiting the benefits of digital technology in education”.
He further added that, “Technology is not a panacea to the problems Nigeria’s education system faces. However, when applied and used appropriately, educational technologies can have a very real, positive impact on teaching and learning outcomes and in reducing the costs involved in delivering quality education”.
We hope that by making these guides digitally available to a large number of Nigerian teachers, we can help them see the power of technology in enhancing the teaching process. These easily accessible guides will facilitate the planning and deliveries of lessons as well as help teachers to motivate their pupils to achieve at higher levels.
According to him, the guides will particularly help in teaching English and Mathematics textbooks on Pearson’s titles. The New General Mathematics for Primary Schools and the Senior English Project (Senior Secondary Schools, he explained, were some of such books. Assuring that the company had revised the texts to comply with the Nigerian Educational Research Development Council curriculum, Bakare noted that the guides would be available on the Pearson Nigeria website.