European Commission laments education sector's lack of ICT skills

Many teachers are ill-equipped to teach students IT-related subjects, according to a survey by the European Commission.
The study featured 190,000 responses from 27 European countries and concluded that access to skilled and confident ICT teachers is more important than being able to use the latest equipment.
However, across the countries surveyed, teacher training in ICT is rarely compulsory, meaning many teachers have to use their spare time to develop these skills.
Its findings also suggest that, while the number of computers in schools has doubled since 2006, 20 per cent of secondary-level students claim to have never (or almost never) used a computer in their school lessons.

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