Papua Province Education Office
Jayapura (ANTARA) – The Papua Province Education, Library and Regional Archives Office continues to encourage teacher capacity building, especially in the field of information technology (IT) during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Head of the Papua Province Education, Library and Regional Archives Office Christian Sohilait in Jayapura, Wednesday, said that in order to deal with COVID-19, all teachers are required to master IT.
He hopes that IT training can help educators increase their capacity.
“From this training, it is hoped that teachers can measure their respective abilities and be able to convey the results of the evaluation regarding any obstacles or difficulties they have experienced,” he said.
In addition, he said, in the future, if schools are active again, matters relating to IT can be mastered or even if studying at home is still extended because, for example, an area has not been allowed to be opened, teachers could face this problem.
“So that in the future there is no impression that teachers do not master IT, then students will get worse,” he said.
He explained that the activity was considered important to improve and provide strengthening of competency capacity among teachers, especially in the Jayapura Joint High School.
“The increase in teacher competency capacity must start from within, before leaving,” he said.
Principal of SMA Gabungan Sandra Grace Titihalawa said SMA Gabungan conducts special training for educational or administrative personnel where the focus is on how to manage school management information systems that have already been applied.
“And the purpose of this application is that all information is open to the public, so that parents, including students, can have broad access to information about school infrastructure, tuition payments and others,” head of Papua province education office said.
A former Dutch colony, West Papua was formally incorporated into Indonesia in 1969, after an undisputed vote of about 1,025 representative tribal leaders. The result of the plebiscite was overseen and endorsed by the United Nations.