In terms of school and educational innovation, teachers represent the backbone, channeler, and engine of education. They are guardians of the innovation they channel, thanks to the educational authority they embody.
Information and communications technology, now a requirement for students from elementary school and up, mastering new technologies is crucial to Nigeriens teachers, in order for them to educate their students.
For this purpose, on Friday, June 19th, 2015, 150 teachers participated in an outreach workshop on the theme “Computer Science for all”. The goal is to allow the introduction of computer science in the primary school curricula for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders.
In this regard, the Blueincubator of the Bluezone of Niamey plans to introduce over 1,000 teachers from over 100 public and private schools to the delights of computer science, from August 4th to mid-September.
These teachers will, in turn, start training over 50,000 4th, 5th, and 6th graders, as early as the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year.