The workshop was organised by Barewa Old Boys Association (BOBA).
Distributing the laptops in Zaria, Gov. Nasir El-Rufa’i said the gesture was part of state government’s efforts toward enhancing the capacity of teachers.
El-Rufa’i, who was represented by the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Andrew Knok, said the facility would enhance the teachers’ skills and knowledge.
According to him, the just concluded workshop is in line with the present administration strive towards improving the skills of teachers in the state.
While applauding the efforts of BOBA for what he described as a laudable initiative, the governor charged the benefitting teachers to make judicious use of the knowledge acquired by producing students with better grades.
Earlier, the BOBA Sectary-General, Dr Ahmed Tijjani-Mora said the workshop was targeted at making students score 80 per cent and above in both WAEC and NECO examinations.
He said: “Our target is to hit more than 80 per cent success by the totality of the final year students in externally conducted examinations by WAEC and NECO by year 2018 with credits in at least five subjects, including English and Mathematics.
“It is possible and doable. If it happened during our times as students, we see no reason why it cannot happen now.’’
Tijjani-Mora said the association as a pioneer Old Students Association in Northern Nigeria aimed at raising the level of teaching and learning in their alma-mater.
He, however, noted that since this could not be achieved at the association’s level, hence it involved full and active participation of the teachers in training.
He lauded Gov. El-Rufai for the donation and charged the teachers to reciprocate the gesture by impacting on the students the needed knowledge to succeed.