By our reporter

The Cross River State Teachers Continuous Training Institute, Biase, has slated dates for the conduct of the first phase of baseline assessment of digital literacy proficiency test of 1,000 workers and select population in the State.

A release signed by the Institute’s Information Officer, Amas Peter Maka, stated that the purpose of the exercise which cuts across teachers in the primary, secondary, vocational and technical schools, youths, public service workforce, as well as the informal sector, “is to establish digital literacy proficiency of a select population, with a view to filling necessary gaps in digital knowledge and skills needed for global employability and competitiveness.”

The release also indicated that the four-day assessment exercise will commence at 10am daily, beginning on Monday’s 24th October, at the University of Cross River State, Calabar. It further hinted that applicants who chose TCTI, Biase, will have their test on Tuesday, 25th October, in the Institute’s ICT Laboratory, while Wednesday, 26th October, will host candidates for the test at the Institute of Technology, (CR-ITM) Ugep, to end on Thursday, 27 October, 2022, at the Federal College of Education, Obudu.

The release also indicated that,  TCTI Biase, Cross River State, being the first and only public institution in Nigeria to be licensed by Certiport Authorized Testing Centre for Digital Literacy Testing and Training, will after the assessment exercise undertake training of participants in Digital Literacy based on IC3 standard.

“TCTI, Biase, is inviting stakeholders and members of the public to monitor the baseline assessment of digital  proficiency levels of teachers, and other workforce in Cross River State,” the release concluded.

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