Be Computer Literate Or Forfeit Promotion , says Nigerian Head of Secondary School Education


From the next academic year all principals, their deputies and zonal directors of the Akwa Ibom state Secondary Education Board who cannot show evidence of being computer literate will forfeit his or her promotion.

Giving the warning in Uyo, while addressing principals of public secondary schools and zonal directors, the executive chairman of the State Secondary School Education Board, Obong Ime Isine, stated that in a constantly shrinking world, the power of information and communication technology cannot be over-emphasized hence the need for all public schools administrators to use the computer.

Obong Isine, who was accompanied by all the board members, permanent secretary as well as directors from the board headquarters, said that since the blind cannot lead the blind, it was imperative for principals and vice principals to be computer literate. "In fact, they have been given up to the end of this academic session to get used to computer otherwise they will lose their normal promotion".

The SSEB boss, however, assured the principals that while the state government would continue to pursue the policy of providing computer for schools, the board will equally facilitate the provision of Lap Tops for them.