Press Release: "NIPA Flags Off e-Teaching Methodology"

 

 

 

                  Press release

         (For immediate release)

 

NEW NORMAL: NIPA RESPONDS TO COVID-19 WITH e-TEACHING METHODOLOGY 

 

Ndola, 27th January, 2021- The National Institute of Public Administration (NIPA) has rolled out a COVID-19 stimulus response short course in e-teaching methodology to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on higher education. 

 

Speaking during the opening of a five-day training workshop of academic staff at NIPA Ndola campus yesterday, executive director Ambassador Professor Royson Mukwena was proud to note that the National Institute of Public Administration is taking the lead in this initiative by fulfilling the Zambia Qualifications Authority’s requirement to upskill all academic staff without an education background in teaching methodologies. 

 

Amb. Prof Mukwena said: “The COVID-19 Pandemic has shifted the mode of delivering higher Education services to electronic; this is why, academic staff need not just a qualification in teaching methodologies, but one which is learner centric and encompasses the e-teaching methods and techniques.”

 

 Amb. Mukwena said the initiative is not only meant to benefit the higher education sector as it can be customised to suit any organisation’s e-teaching requirements. 

 

The executive director was proud to mention that so far reputable organisations including the Zambia Army, Zambia Airforce and the Zambia National Service have benefited from this five- day long high impact e-teaching methodology course and a number of requests have been received from the Occupational health and safety Institute, the correctional services, churches, non-profit organisations and many other service providers.

 

He assured the public that the training  is undertaken under strict observation of the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 regulations and participants part away with a certificate of attendance indicating their acquired skills and abilities to engage with and critique advanced thinking in e-teaching and e-learning. 

 

In conclusion, he expressed his optimism that at the end of the training participants will gain the skill to understand, evaluate and select appropriate methods, tools, processes and technologies in e-teaching as they strive to stay afloat and relevant in the new normal. 

 

 

Issued by Amb. Prof. Royson Mukwena 

Executive Director- NIPA 

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