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 The International Centre for Higher Education Innovation under the auspices of UNESCO UNESCO ICHEI and Ahmadu Bello University ABU Zaria had inaugurated the project on digital transformation of education through teaching and learning The project was to be implemented under the International Institute of Online Education IIOE Nigeria National Centre hosted at the ABU Zaria The inauguration of the project followed signing of an agreement for Project on Empowering Institutional Policy Implementation for Digital Teaching and Learning in Nigeria UNESCO ICHEI and ABU signed the agreement at a virtual ceremony held at ABU on Wednesday in Zaria Prof LI Ming Director UNESCO ICHEI signed for UNESCO ICHEI while Vice Chancellor Prof Kabiru Bala stood in for the university and IIOE Nigeria National Centre The Project Manager Prof Muhammed Mu azu said the project was hinged on the design development and production of online courses and contents The agreement is on recognition of the importance of digital teaching and learning in realising quality equitable and inclusive higher education response to the evolving needs of the labour market driven by the widespread use of digital technologies Muazu said In his remarks Prof Kabiru Bala the Vice Chancellor ABU Zaria noted that the digital learning today was the way to go in higher institutions of learning He said that the ABU IIOE was redesigned as the International Institute of Online Education IIOE Nigeria National Centre in April this year He added that as part of ABU s commitment to the project the University Senate had in January this year approved the new Teaching and Learning Policy According to him the university Senate also gave the approval for the adoption of Online and Blended Teaching and Learning OBTL at all levels of teaching and learning in the university Similarly Prof LI Ming Director UNESCO ICHEI commended the National Universities Commission NUC and Ahmadu Bello University for their commitment to the project He added explained that the effort had paid off as the IIOE Nigeria National Centre had now become attractive Earlier the Executive Secretary National Universities Commission NUC Prof Abubakar Rasheed reiterated Federal Government s unflinching support to the project Rasheed represented by the Deputy Executive Secretary of the commission Dr Chris Maiyaki described the occasion as an exciting moment for the Nigerian education sector as the global programme would broaden access to higher education in Nigeria NewsSourceCredit NAN
ABU, UNESCO-ICHEI inaugurate digital transformation of education project

International Centre for Higher Education Innovation

The International Centre for Higher Education Innovation under the auspices of UNESCO (UNESCO-ICHEI) and Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria had inaugurated the project on digital transformation of education through teaching and learning.

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International Institute of Online Education

The project was to be implemented under the International Institute of Online Education (IIOE), Nigeria National Centre, hosted at the ABU Zaria.

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Empowering Institutional Polic

The inauguration of the project followed signing of an agreement for Project on Empowering Institutional Policy Implementation for Digital Teaching and Learning in Nigeria.

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UNESCO-ICHEI and ABU

UNESCO-ICHEI and ABU signed the agreement at a virtual ceremony held at ABU on Wednesday in Zaria.

Kabiru Bala

Prof. LI Ming, Director, UNESCO-ICHEI, signed for UNESCO-ICHEI, while Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kabiru Bala, stood in for the university and IIOE Nigeria National Centre.

Project Manager

The Project Manager, Prof. Muhammed Mu’azu, said the project was hinged on the design, development and production of online courses and contents.

“The agreement is on recognition of the importance of digital teaching and learning in realising quality, equitable and inclusive higher education response to the evolving needs of the labour market driven by the widespread use of digital technologies,’’ Muazu said.

Kabiru Bala

In his remarks, Prof.  Kabiru Bala, the Vice-Chancellor, ABU Zaria, noted that the digital learning today was the way to go in higher institutions of learning.

ABU IIOE

He said that the ABU IIOE was redesigned as the International Institute of Online Education (IIOE), Nigeria National Centre in April this year.

University Senate

He added that as part of ABU’s commitment to the project, the University Senate had in January this year approved the new Teaching and Learning Policy.

Online and Blended Teaching and Learning

According to him, the university Senate also gave the approval for the adoption of Online and Blended Teaching and Learning (OBTL) at all levels of teaching and learning in the university.

National Universities Commission

Similarly, Prof. LI Ming, Director, UNESCO-ICHEI commended the National Universities Commission (NUC) and Ahmadu Bello University for their commitment to the project.

IIOE Nigeria National Centre

He added explained that the effort had paid off as the IIOE Nigeria National Centre had now become attractive.

Executive Secretary

Earlier, the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, reiterated Federal Government’s unflinching support to the project.

Deputy Executive Secretary

Rasheed, represented by the Deputy Executive Secretary of the commission, Dr Chris Maiyaki, described the occasion as an “exciting moment” for the Nigerian education sector as the global programme would broaden access to higher education in Nigeria.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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