The State Government would make an effort to increase the number of teachers who are professionals in the field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) towards reducing the digital divide between the rural and urban areas. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman yesterday said the Ministry of Resource Development and Information Technology would cooperate with the Education Ministry to ensure all schools are quipped with ICT facilities. “We want our schools to have complete ICT facilities so that the way, technique of teaching and learning, could be developed,” he said. This would ensure the students would not lag behind in acquiring ICT skills for them to face future challenges, he said when officiating at the convocation ceremony of several teaching institutes, Kent (Tuaran), Keningau, Gaya and Tawau. The event marked the graduation of more than 400 teachers. Also present was Minister of Tourism, Culture and Environment Datuk Masidi Manjun, who is the Minister in charge of education in the State. Musa said the step of the Education Ministry in implementing the Management of Professionalism in ICT Counselling Program for the Teachers is a positive approach. The program would give an opportunity to teachers to be better equipped to efficiently and effectively impart the knowledge to their students.