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  •  The Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFund says it will provide no fewer than 200 000 bed spaces for students in various tertiary institutions in the country Mr Kashim Ibrahim Imam Chairman TETFund Board of Trustees disclosed this in Abuja at the 2020 Board Retreat for Research Grants The retreat has as theme Consolidating TETFund as a Model Intervention Agency for Nigeria s Knowledge Economy Ibrahim Imam said the board was concerned with the issues of lack of adequate accommodation spaces and Information and Communication Technology ICT in different tertiary institutions in the country I am very particular about two critical areas which is also of great concern to me and the Board of Trustees These include the issue of accommodation and ICT in spite various interventions by TETFund our tertiary institutions still have inadequate lecture theatres research laboratories hostels and ICT facilities In the area of accommodation it is a known fact that the number of bed spaces in our tertiary institutions is only 10 to 15 per cent of the students population For example the University of Abuja has a thousand bed spaces for thirty thousand students Also University of Calabar has two thousand bed spaces for fifty five thousand students These amount to 3 3 per cent and 3 7 per cent respectively So in the course of my tenure I will ensure that we encourage the universities polytechnics and colleges of education to go into public private partnership arrangement that at the end of the day they will sign agreement that will transfer the ownership of the campuses from the private developer to the universities authorities he said The chairman said that TETFund planned to wire up all the tertiary institutions with ICT that would facilitate e learning If these were desirable or luxury before then it has become essential due to the COVID 19 pandemic so we hope that this will encourage e learning e libraries and if possible conduct e examinations as you cannot have meaningful researches anywhere if you cannot log on to the internet he said Speaking Prof Suleiman Bogoro Executive Secretary TETFund said that the Fund recently established 12 Centres of Excellence among others within the country to promote research in various tertiary institutions across the country He added that two universities in each geo political zones were selected and the agency was working on having additional centres in other universities 2021 while polytechnics and colleges of education will have theirs in the following years Edited By Isaac Aregbesola NAN
    TETFund to provide 200,000 bed spaces in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions
     The Tertiary Education Trust Fund TETFund says it will provide no fewer than 200 000 bed spaces for students in various tertiary institutions in the country Mr Kashim Ibrahim Imam Chairman TETFund Board of Trustees disclosed this in Abuja at the 2020 Board Retreat for Research Grants The retreat has as theme Consolidating TETFund as a Model Intervention Agency for Nigeria s Knowledge Economy Ibrahim Imam said the board was concerned with the issues of lack of adequate accommodation spaces and Information and Communication Technology ICT in different tertiary institutions in the country I am very particular about two critical areas which is also of great concern to me and the Board of Trustees These include the issue of accommodation and ICT in spite various interventions by TETFund our tertiary institutions still have inadequate lecture theatres research laboratories hostels and ICT facilities In the area of accommodation it is a known fact that the number of bed spaces in our tertiary institutions is only 10 to 15 per cent of the students population For example the University of Abuja has a thousand bed spaces for thirty thousand students Also University of Calabar has two thousand bed spaces for fifty five thousand students These amount to 3 3 per cent and 3 7 per cent respectively So in the course of my tenure I will ensure that we encourage the universities polytechnics and colleges of education to go into public private partnership arrangement that at the end of the day they will sign agreement that will transfer the ownership of the campuses from the private developer to the universities authorities he said The chairman said that TETFund planned to wire up all the tertiary institutions with ICT that would facilitate e learning If these were desirable or luxury before then it has become essential due to the COVID 19 pandemic so we hope that this will encourage e learning e libraries and if possible conduct e examinations as you cannot have meaningful researches anywhere if you cannot log on to the internet he said Speaking Prof Suleiman Bogoro Executive Secretary TETFund said that the Fund recently established 12 Centres of Excellence among others within the country to promote research in various tertiary institutions across the country He added that two universities in each geo political zones were selected and the agency was working on having additional centres in other universities 2021 while polytechnics and colleges of education will have theirs in the following years Edited By Isaac Aregbesola NAN
    TETFund to provide 200,000 bed spaces in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions
    Metro2 years ago

    TETFund to provide 200,000 bed spaces in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions

    The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), says it will provide no fewer than 200,000 bed spaces for students in various tertiary institutions in the country.

    Mr Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, Chairman, TETFund Board of Trustees disclosed this in Abuja at the 2020 Board Retreat for Research Grants.

    The retreat has as theme: “Consolidating TETFund as a Model Intervention Agency for Nigeria’s Knowledge Economy”.

    Ibrahim-Imam said the board was concerned with the issues of lack of adequate accommodation spaces and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in different tertiary institutions in the country.

    “I am very particular about two critical areas, which is also of great concern to me and the Board of Trustees.

    “These include the issue of accommodation and ICT, in spite various interventions by TETFund, our tertiary institutions still have inadequate lecture theatres, research laboratories, hostels and ICT facilities.

    “In the area of accommodation, it is a known fact that the number of bed spaces in our tertiary institutions is only 10 to 15 per cent of the students population.

    “For example, the University of Abuja has a thousand bed spaces for thirty thousand students. Also, University of Calabar has two thousand bed spaces for fifty five thousand students. These amount to 3.3 per cent and 3.7 per cent respectively.

    “So, in the course of my tenure, I will ensure that we encourage the universities, polytechnics and colleges of education to go into public private partnership arrangement that at the end of the day, they will sign agreement that will transfer the ownership of the campuses from the private developer to the universities authorities,” he said.

    The chairman said that TETFund planned to wire up all the tertiary institutions with ICT that would facilitate e-learning.

    “If these were desirable or luxury before, then it has become essential due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so we hope that this will encourage e-learning, e-libraries and if possible conduct e-examinations, as you cannot have meaningful researches anywhere, if you cannot log on to the internet,” he said.

    Speaking, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, Executive Secretary, TETFund, said that the Fund recently established 12 Centres of Excellence, among others, within the country to promote research in various tertiary institutions across the country.

    He added that two universities in each geo-political zones were selected and the agency was working on having additional centres in other universities 2021 while polytechnics and colleges of education will have theirs in the following years.


    Edited By: Isaac Aregbesola (NAN)

  •  The Federal Capital Territory FCT Acting Education Secretary Mr Umar Marafa has inaugurated an Information and Communication Technology ICT centre at the Department of Quality Assurance to enable it collect organise and manage school records At the handing over ceremony of the ICT centre provided by Mercy Multi Dimensional Project International in Abuja on Wednesday Marafa lauded the gestures of the organisation saying it will contribute to the advancement of education sector He noted that the centre would be used to enhance the capacity of the department in managing the data generated by schools effectively Also Malam Salihu Yahaya Director Department of Quality Assurance said the project was designed to provide schools with the rationale for electronic management of the records He added that it would also provide access to a software which the department found compatible with its operational requirements The centre is expected to enhance the department s capacity on communication and dissemination of information to schools and supervision of school records by the department remotely It will also verify accreditation status of schools categorise schools and verify the financial status of schools in relation to payment of dues among others Yahaya noted that the project would offer the department seamless access to school data in conformity with envisaged 21st century government s digital economy He added that the portal would require schools to register free on the platform www dqaonline com Also speaking Mr Godwin Ikutor Project Director Mercy Multi Dimensional Project International Limited commended the partnership between his organisation and the department He said that it would help improve the quality of education in FCT and Nigeria as a whole The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the project which is at no cost to government involved the provision of 10 computer systems furniture one printer 10 mobile devices and internet services Others are provision of laptops for some selected public schools and manpower training for department staff Edited By Angela Okisor and Isaac Aregbesola NAN
    FCT inaugurates ICT centre for management of school records  
     The Federal Capital Territory FCT Acting Education Secretary Mr Umar Marafa has inaugurated an Information and Communication Technology ICT centre at the Department of Quality Assurance to enable it collect organise and manage school records At the handing over ceremony of the ICT centre provided by Mercy Multi Dimensional Project International in Abuja on Wednesday Marafa lauded the gestures of the organisation saying it will contribute to the advancement of education sector He noted that the centre would be used to enhance the capacity of the department in managing the data generated by schools effectively Also Malam Salihu Yahaya Director Department of Quality Assurance said the project was designed to provide schools with the rationale for electronic management of the records He added that it would also provide access to a software which the department found compatible with its operational requirements The centre is expected to enhance the department s capacity on communication and dissemination of information to schools and supervision of school records by the department remotely It will also verify accreditation status of schools categorise schools and verify the financial status of schools in relation to payment of dues among others Yahaya noted that the project would offer the department seamless access to school data in conformity with envisaged 21st century government s digital economy He added that the portal would require schools to register free on the platform www dqaonline com Also speaking Mr Godwin Ikutor Project Director Mercy Multi Dimensional Project International Limited commended the partnership between his organisation and the department He said that it would help improve the quality of education in FCT and Nigeria as a whole The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the project which is at no cost to government involved the provision of 10 computer systems furniture one printer 10 mobile devices and internet services Others are provision of laptops for some selected public schools and manpower training for department staff Edited By Angela Okisor and Isaac Aregbesola NAN
    FCT inaugurates ICT centre for management of school records  
    Metro2 years ago

    FCT inaugurates ICT centre for management of school records  

    The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Acting Education Secretary, Mr Umar Marafa, has inaugurated an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) centre at the Department of Quality Assurance to enable it collect, organise and manage school records.

    At the handing over ceremony of the ICT centre provided by Mercy Multi Dimensional Project International in Abuja on Wednesday, Marafa lauded the gestures of the organisation saying it will contribute to the advancement of education sector.

    He noted that the centre would be used to enhance the capacity of the department in managing the data generated by schools effectively.

    Also, Malam Salihu Yahaya, Director, Department of Quality Assurance, said the project was designed to provide schools with the rationale for electronic management of the records.

    He added that it would also provide access to a software which the department found compatible with its operational requirements.

    ” The centre is expected to enhance the department’s capacity on communication and dissemination of information to schools and supervision of school records by the department remotely.

    ” It will also verify accreditation status of schools, categorise schools and verify the financial status of schools in relation to payment of dues, among others.”

    Yahaya noted that the project would offer the department seamless access to school data in conformity with envisaged 21st century government’s digital economy.

    He added that the portal would require schools to register free on the platform www.dqaonline.com.

    Also speaking, Mr Godwin Ikutor, Project Director, Mercy Multi Dimensional Project International Limited, commended the partnership between his organisation and the department.

    He said that it would help improve the quality of education in FCT and Nigeria as a whole.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the project, which is at no cost to government, involved the provision of 10 computer systems, furniture, one printer, 10 mobile devices and internet services.

    Others are provision of laptops for some selected public schools and manpower training for department staff.


    Edited By: Angela Okisor and Isaac Aregbesola (NAN)

  •  A don Dr Oluwatosin Adeniyi has advocated for better conditions of service to retain the best and the brightest doctorate degree holders in the universities across the country Adeniyi of the Department of Economics University of Ibadan stated this in a virtual seminar entitled PhD Thesis Writing in Economics or Finance held in Ibadan on Sunday According to her there is a huge deficit of PhD holders who can supervise doctoral students in Nigerian universities owing to the conditions of service that are not favourable to them and in tandem with the present economic reality More importantly as the government works in partnership with all stakeholders to fill this lacuna urgent attention needs to be paid to the conditions of service of the thousands of PhD holders who are working tirelessly to enhance both teaching and research capacities in the universities This is because hiring PhD holders is one thing but building system wide mechanisms for their retention is by far more important As long as academic salaries remain relatively low and the infrastructure to support teaching and research activities in comatose retaining the best and the brightest within Nigeria may be a pipe dream the don said Adeniyi said PhD holders were already burdened with supervision adding that working to sustain teaching and research was not encouraging She noted that most universities in the country had dearth of PhD holders with specialisation in such disciplines as Information and Communication Technology ICT Science Law and Architecture among others The don stated that the substantial gap in the proportions of doctorate degree holders needed for certain courses accounted for why many universities were facing accreditation problems for their courses According to her the deficit coupled with the lower number of women with doctorate degrees partly accounts for the low levels of socio economic and political development of the country All over the world higher education system is recognised as a major contributor to national development In most advanced countries substantial portions of national budgets are allocated to the education sector in order to facilitate teaching and research activities in universities and other research based institutions PhD programmes represent the highest echelon of academic training and the global distribution of graduates from doctoral programmes is a mirror of the disparities in the levels of economic political and social development across countries In other words North America Western Europe and other Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD countries outside these two regions have a disproportionately higher number of PhD holders For the developing world however countries like China India and South Africa are the only comparators albeit at the lower end of the spectrum she said Adeniyi noted deficiencies in the number of PhD holders and gender bias attained more troubling status as far as the Nigerian academic system was concerned The gender bias against women is also a reality that requires scrutiny and needs structural reforms Adeniyi said Edited by Wale Sadeeq
    Don seeks better conditions of service for PhD holders in Nigerian universities
     A don Dr Oluwatosin Adeniyi has advocated for better conditions of service to retain the best and the brightest doctorate degree holders in the universities across the country Adeniyi of the Department of Economics University of Ibadan stated this in a virtual seminar entitled PhD Thesis Writing in Economics or Finance held in Ibadan on Sunday According to her there is a huge deficit of PhD holders who can supervise doctoral students in Nigerian universities owing to the conditions of service that are not favourable to them and in tandem with the present economic reality More importantly as the government works in partnership with all stakeholders to fill this lacuna urgent attention needs to be paid to the conditions of service of the thousands of PhD holders who are working tirelessly to enhance both teaching and research capacities in the universities This is because hiring PhD holders is one thing but building system wide mechanisms for their retention is by far more important As long as academic salaries remain relatively low and the infrastructure to support teaching and research activities in comatose retaining the best and the brightest within Nigeria may be a pipe dream the don said Adeniyi said PhD holders were already burdened with supervision adding that working to sustain teaching and research was not encouraging She noted that most universities in the country had dearth of PhD holders with specialisation in such disciplines as Information and Communication Technology ICT Science Law and Architecture among others The don stated that the substantial gap in the proportions of doctorate degree holders needed for certain courses accounted for why many universities were facing accreditation problems for their courses According to her the deficit coupled with the lower number of women with doctorate degrees partly accounts for the low levels of socio economic and political development of the country All over the world higher education system is recognised as a major contributor to national development In most advanced countries substantial portions of national budgets are allocated to the education sector in order to facilitate teaching and research activities in universities and other research based institutions PhD programmes represent the highest echelon of academic training and the global distribution of graduates from doctoral programmes is a mirror of the disparities in the levels of economic political and social development across countries In other words North America Western Europe and other Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development OECD countries outside these two regions have a disproportionately higher number of PhD holders For the developing world however countries like China India and South Africa are the only comparators albeit at the lower end of the spectrum she said Adeniyi noted deficiencies in the number of PhD holders and gender bias attained more troubling status as far as the Nigerian academic system was concerned The gender bias against women is also a reality that requires scrutiny and needs structural reforms Adeniyi said Edited by Wale Sadeeq
    Don seeks better conditions of service for PhD holders in Nigerian universities
    Education2 years ago

    Don seeks better conditions of service for PhD holders in Nigerian universities

    A don, Dr Oluwatosin Adeniyi, has advocated for better conditions of service to retain the best and the brightest doctorate degree holders in the universities across the country.
    Adeniyi, of the Department of Economics, University of Ibadan, stated this in a virtual seminar, entitled “PhD Thesis Writing in Economics or Finance”, held in Ibadan on Sunday.
    According to her, there is a huge deficit of PhD holders who can supervise doctoral students in Nigerian universities, owing to the conditions of service that are not favourable to them and in tandem with the present economic reality.
    “More importantly, as the government works in partnership with all stakeholders to fill this lacuna, urgent attention needs to be paid to the conditions of service of the thousands of PhD holders who are working tirelessly to enhance both teaching and research capacities in the universities.
    “This is because hiring PhD holders is one thing but building system-wide mechanisms for their retention is by far more important.
    “As long as academic salaries remain relatively low and the infrastructure to support teaching and research activities in comatose, retaining the best and the brightest within Nigeria may be a pipe dream,” the don said.
    Adeniyi said PhD holders were already burdened with supervision, adding that working to sustain teaching and research was not encouraging.
    She noted that most universities in the country had dearth of PhD holders with specialisation in such disciplines as Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Science, Law and Architecture, among others.
    The don stated that the substantial gap in the proportions of doctorate degree holders needed for certain courses accounted for why many universities were facing accreditation problems for their courses.
    According to her, the deficit, coupled with the lower number of women with doctorate degrees partly accounts for the low levels of socio-economic and political development of the country.
    “All over the world, higher education system is recognised as a major contributor to national development.
    “In most advanced countries, substantial portions of national budgets are allocated to the education sector in order to facilitate teaching and research activities in universities and other research-based institutions.
    “PhD programmes represent the highest echelon of academic training and the global distribution of graduates from doctoral programmes is a mirror of the disparities in the levels of economic, political and social development across countries.
    “In other words, North America, Western Europe and other Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries outside these two regions have a disproportionately higher number of PhD holders.
    “For the developing world however, countries like China, India and South Africa are the only comparators, albeit at the lower end of the spectrum,” she said.
    Adeniyi noted deficiencies in the number of PhD holders and gender bias attained more troubling status as far as the Nigerian academic system was concerned.
    “The gender bias against women is also a reality that requires scrutiny and needs structural reforms,” Adeniyi said.

    Edited by ‘Wale Sadeeq

  •  Not fewer than 1 024 youths in Ekiti Isin Irepodun Oke Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara have applied for Ajuloopin Digital Empowerment Programme 2020 ADEP2020 within three days of opening the registration portal Ajuloopin disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Ilorin NAN recalls that the lawmaker last week announced plans to train 200 people in Information and Communication Technology ICT and E Commerce in the constituency He said the training was part of activities marking his first anniversary as a federal lawmaker According to Ajuloopin the portal to register for the training has since been closed because it was not necessary to accommodate more than the targeted number I asked them to close the link because we already had above 1 024 applicantions within three days I have no plan to suffer my constituents we have to work within our limited resources The programme is in phases once we are done with this we will look at how we can improve and plan for another phase Ajuloopin assured He said the emerging trend of economic prosperity and competitiveness of great nations were now shrouded around Internet digital skills and know how This according to him emphasises the realisation that a community and people that desire to be truly empowered prosperous and competitive in today s world must acquire the requisite skills The youths must as a matter of strategic effort and purposefulness acquire the relevant digital Internet skills and knowledge of today for the sake of her today and tomorrow he said The lawmaker noted that digital and ICT skills remained undoubtedly the most relevant tools of empowerment in today s world especially for the youths in various communities He said As a visionary leader with utmost love and unalloyed commitment to the economic sustainability of my constituency and in furtherance of my various interventions I deemed it fit to embark on this project Ajuloopin explained that every successful candidate for the training would each have gadgets given to them registered against their names so that they would not use the tools for any other purpose Edited By Chioma Ugboma Muhammad Suleiman Tola NAN
    1,024 youths apply for Rep Ajuloopin sponsored ICT training in 3 days
     Not fewer than 1 024 youths in Ekiti Isin Irepodun Oke Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara have applied for Ajuloopin Digital Empowerment Programme 2020 ADEP2020 within three days of opening the registration portal Ajuloopin disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Ilorin NAN recalls that the lawmaker last week announced plans to train 200 people in Information and Communication Technology ICT and E Commerce in the constituency He said the training was part of activities marking his first anniversary as a federal lawmaker According to Ajuloopin the portal to register for the training has since been closed because it was not necessary to accommodate more than the targeted number I asked them to close the link because we already had above 1 024 applicantions within three days I have no plan to suffer my constituents we have to work within our limited resources The programme is in phases once we are done with this we will look at how we can improve and plan for another phase Ajuloopin assured He said the emerging trend of economic prosperity and competitiveness of great nations were now shrouded around Internet digital skills and know how This according to him emphasises the realisation that a community and people that desire to be truly empowered prosperous and competitive in today s world must acquire the requisite skills The youths must as a matter of strategic effort and purposefulness acquire the relevant digital Internet skills and knowledge of today for the sake of her today and tomorrow he said The lawmaker noted that digital and ICT skills remained undoubtedly the most relevant tools of empowerment in today s world especially for the youths in various communities He said As a visionary leader with utmost love and unalloyed commitment to the economic sustainability of my constituency and in furtherance of my various interventions I deemed it fit to embark on this project Ajuloopin explained that every successful candidate for the training would each have gadgets given to them registered against their names so that they would not use the tools for any other purpose Edited By Chioma Ugboma Muhammad Suleiman Tola NAN
    1,024 youths apply for Rep Ajuloopin sponsored ICT training in 3 days
    General news2 years ago

    1,024 youths apply for Rep Ajuloopin sponsored ICT training in 3 days

    Not fewer than 1,024 youths in Ekiti/Isin/Irepodun/Oke-Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara have applied for Ajuloopin Digital Empowerment Programme 2020 (ADEP2020) within three days of opening the registration portal.

    Ajuloopin disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Ilorin.

    NAN recalls that the lawmaker last week announced plans to train 200 people in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and E-Commerce in the constituency.

    He said the training was part of activities marking his first anniversary as a federal lawmaker.

    According to Ajuloopin, the portal to register for the training has since been closed because it was not necessary to accommodate more than the targeted number.

    “I asked them to close the link because we already had above 1,024 applicantions within three days. I have no plan to suffer my constituents, we have to work within our limited resources.

    “The programme is in phases; once we are done with this, we will look at how we can improve and plan for another phase,” Ajuloopin assured.

    He said the emerging trend of economic prosperity and competitiveness of great nations were now shrouded around Internet, digital skills and know-how.

    This, according to him, emphasises the realisation that a community and people that desire to be truly empowered, prosperous and competitive in today’s world must acquire the requisite skills.

    “The youths must as a matter of strategic effort and purposefulness, acquire the relevant digital, Internet skills and knowledge of today; for the sake of her today and tomorrow,” he said.

    The lawmaker noted that digital and ICT skills remained undoubtedly the most relevant tools of empowerment in today’s world, especially for the youths in various communities.

    He said: “As a visionary leader with utmost love and unalloyed commitment to the economic sustainability of my constituency, and in furtherance of my various interventions I deemed it fit to embark on this project.”

    Ajuloopin explained that every successful candidate for the training would each have gadgets given to them, registered against their names so that they would not use the tools for any other purpose.


    Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Muhammad Suleiman Tola (NAN)

  •  The Phone and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria PAPDAN on Friday commended the Lagos State Government for providing Free WiFi and access roads in the Computer village Mr Ifeanyi Akubue President PAPDAN made the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos Akubue said that Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu had been able to provide free WiFi and repaired access roads to Computer village within one year of his administration He said that the free WiFi at the Information and Communication Technology ICT hub was a promise kept adding that the governor was generally doing well in Lagos State During the governor s campaign at the hub he made a promise that there would be a free WiFi so that Micro Small and Medium Enterprises MSME can have access to the internet He made a promise and he has kept it at least that is a stepping stone for more to come One year as the governor he is not doing badly because even the access roads in the Computer village and roads in some part of Lagos State have been repaired he said Akubue said that the Computer village had benefitted a lot from Sanwo Olu s administration and he had fulfilled his promise to look into the challenges of the hub We are ready to support him in terms of paying our taxes and rates because we love him and he acts like one with a target to achieve for the state he said Also speaking Mr Godfrey Nwosu former PAPDAN President said that the governor was a man with good purpose and intent to move the state forward Nwosu said that much more was expected from the governor in terms of technology in the Computer village According to him the governor should also look at the possibility of providing funds through loans to MSMEs at the hubs Nwosu said that the business community was very hopeful that more would be done in the Computer village based on its economic strength NAN reports that Computer village in Lagos is the biggest ICT market in West Africa Edited By Chidinma Agu Donald Ugwu NAN
    Democracy Day: Association commends LASG for providing free WiFi, access road, in Computer village
     The Phone and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria PAPDAN on Friday commended the Lagos State Government for providing Free WiFi and access roads in the Computer village Mr Ifeanyi Akubue President PAPDAN made the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos Akubue said that Gov Babajide Sanwo Olu had been able to provide free WiFi and repaired access roads to Computer village within one year of his administration He said that the free WiFi at the Information and Communication Technology ICT hub was a promise kept adding that the governor was generally doing well in Lagos State During the governor s campaign at the hub he made a promise that there would be a free WiFi so that Micro Small and Medium Enterprises MSME can have access to the internet He made a promise and he has kept it at least that is a stepping stone for more to come One year as the governor he is not doing badly because even the access roads in the Computer village and roads in some part of Lagos State have been repaired he said Akubue said that the Computer village had benefitted a lot from Sanwo Olu s administration and he had fulfilled his promise to look into the challenges of the hub We are ready to support him in terms of paying our taxes and rates because we love him and he acts like one with a target to achieve for the state he said Also speaking Mr Godfrey Nwosu former PAPDAN President said that the governor was a man with good purpose and intent to move the state forward Nwosu said that much more was expected from the governor in terms of technology in the Computer village According to him the governor should also look at the possibility of providing funds through loans to MSMEs at the hubs Nwosu said that the business community was very hopeful that more would be done in the Computer village based on its economic strength NAN reports that Computer village in Lagos is the biggest ICT market in West Africa Edited By Chidinma Agu Donald Ugwu NAN
    Democracy Day: Association commends LASG for providing free WiFi, access road, in Computer village
    Science & Technology2 years ago

    Democracy Day: Association commends LASG for providing free WiFi, access road, in Computer village

    The Phone and Allied Products Dealers Association of Nigeria (PAPDAN), on Friday commended the Lagos State Government for providing Free WiFi and access roads in the Computer village.

    Mr Ifeanyi Akubue, President, PAPDAN, made the commendation in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria , in Lagos.

    Akubue said that Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu had been able to provide free WiFi and repaired access roads to Computer village within one year of his administration.

    He said that the free WiFi at the Information and Communication Technology (ICT), hub was a promise kept, adding that the governor was generally doing well in Lagos State.

    “During the governor’s campaign at the hub, he made a promise that there would be a free WiFi so that Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) can have access to the internet.

    “He made a promise and he has kept it at least that is a stepping stone for more to come.

    “One year as the governor, he is not doing badly because even the access roads in the Computer village and roads in some part of Lagos State have been repaired,’’ he said.

    Akubue said that the Computer village had benefitted a lot from Sanwo-Olu’s administration and he had fulfilled his promise to look into the challenges of the hub.

    “We are ready to support him in terms of paying our taxes and rates because we love him and he acts like one with a target to achieve for the state,” he said.

    Also speaking, Mr Godfrey Nwosu, former PAPDAN President, said that the governor was a man with good purpose and intent to move the state forward.

    Nwosu said that much more was expected from the governor in terms of technology in the Computer village.

    According to him, the governor should also look at the possibility of providing funds through loans to MSMEs at the hubs.

    Nwosu said that the business community was very hopeful that more would be done in the Computer village based on its economic strength.

    NAN reports that Computer village in Lagos is the biggest ICT market in West Africa.


    Edited By: Chidinma Agu/Donald Ugwu (NAN)

  •  Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Friday reminded teachers of the need to embrace Information and Communication Technology ICT for information dissemination and social interaction In his message marking the occasion of the National Teachers Day which is celebrated annually on the first Friday of June in Botswana Masisi described the occasion as auspicious that recognizes the contribution of teachers to the socio economic development of Botswana I want to remind you teachers that there is need to embrace Information and Communication Technology ICT for information dissemination and social interaction especially in these difficult times caused by the COVID 19 pandemic said Masisi Botswana closed schools on March 20 this year as a precautionary measure to contain the spread and transmission of the deadly global pandemic The closure of schools forced teachers to turn to technology in order to continue teaching remotely during the times of social distancing Although schools reopened last week in a phased approach Masisi said we have had to introspect on how we do things and identify new methods of delivering education to ensure the realizations and aspirations of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal on Quality Education Under the new normal Masisi said teachers will need to be innovative and flexible by ensuring that curriculum delivery and syllabus coverage is completed in the most efficient and effective manner he said Measures such as e learning flip school the double shift model and flexible lesson schedules should be explored to provide the best learning platforms and environment for our children Masisi said According to the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization s latest statistics Botswana has one of the highest literacy rates not just in Africa but across the world at over 86 percent for people aged 15 years and above XINHUA
    Botswana teachers encouraged to embrace ICT amid COVID-19 pandemic
     Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Friday reminded teachers of the need to embrace Information and Communication Technology ICT for information dissemination and social interaction In his message marking the occasion of the National Teachers Day which is celebrated annually on the first Friday of June in Botswana Masisi described the occasion as auspicious that recognizes the contribution of teachers to the socio economic development of Botswana I want to remind you teachers that there is need to embrace Information and Communication Technology ICT for information dissemination and social interaction especially in these difficult times caused by the COVID 19 pandemic said Masisi Botswana closed schools on March 20 this year as a precautionary measure to contain the spread and transmission of the deadly global pandemic The closure of schools forced teachers to turn to technology in order to continue teaching remotely during the times of social distancing Although schools reopened last week in a phased approach Masisi said we have had to introspect on how we do things and identify new methods of delivering education to ensure the realizations and aspirations of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal on Quality Education Under the new normal Masisi said teachers will need to be innovative and flexible by ensuring that curriculum delivery and syllabus coverage is completed in the most efficient and effective manner he said Measures such as e learning flip school the double shift model and flexible lesson schedules should be explored to provide the best learning platforms and environment for our children Masisi said According to the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization s latest statistics Botswana has one of the highest literacy rates not just in Africa but across the world at over 86 percent for people aged 15 years and above XINHUA
    Botswana teachers encouraged to embrace ICT amid COVID-19 pandemic
    Foreign2 years ago

    Botswana teachers encouraged to embrace ICT amid COVID-19 pandemic

    Botswana-teachers-encouraged-to-embrace-ICT-amid-COVID-19-pandemic/">Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi on Friday reminded teachers of the need to embraceBotswana-teachers-encouraged-to-embrace-ICT-amid-COVID-19-pandemic/"> Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for information dissemination and social interaction.

    In his message marking the occasion of theBotswana-teachers-encouraged-to-embrace-ICT-amid-COVID-19-pandemic/"> National Teachers' Day, which is celebrated annually on the firstBotswana-teachers-encouraged-to-embrace-ICT-amid-COVID-19-pandemic/"> Friday of June in Botswana, Masisi described the occasion as "auspicious" that recognizes the contribution of teachers to the socio-economic development of Botswana.

    "I want to remind you (teachers) that there is need to embraceBotswana-teachers-encouraged-to-embrace-ICT-amid-COVID-19-pandemic/"> Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for information dissemination and social interaction, especially in these difficult times caused by theBotswana-teachers-encouraged-to-embrace-ICT-amid-COVID-19-pandemic/"> COVID-19 pandemic," said Masisi.

    Botswana closed schools on March 20 this year, as a precautionary measure to contain the spread and transmission of the deadly global pandemic. The closure of schools forced teachers to turn to technology in order to continue teaching remotely during the times of social distancing.

    Although schools reopened last week in a phased approach, Masisi said "we have had to introspect on how we do things and identify new methods of delivering education to ensure the realizations and aspirations of theBotswana-teachers-encouraged-to-embrace-ICT-amid-COVID-19-pandemic/"> United Nations Sustainable Development Goal on Quality Education."

    Under the new normal, Masisi said teachers will need to be innovative and flexible by ensuring that curriculum delivery and syllabus coverage is completed in the most efficient and effective manner, he said.

    "Measures such as e-learning, flip school, the double shift model and flexible lesson schedules should be explored to provide the best learning platforms and environment for our children," Masisi said.

    Botswana-teachers-encouraged-to-embrace-ICT-amid-COVID-19-pandemic/">According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's latest statistics, Botswana has one of the highest literacy rates not just in Africa but across the world, at over 86 percent for people aged 15 years and above.


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  •  The Lagos State Government says it has re invigorated its e governance operations with the innovation of its Campus Network Upgrade for Ministries Departments and Agencies MDAs The Commissioner for Science and Technology Mr Hakeem Fahm said this at the 2020 Ministerial Press Briefing commemorating one year in office of the Sanwo Olu led administration Fahm said that the Campus Network Upgrade was an enterprise infrastructure that connected thousands of computers from all MDAs within and around the secretariat for e governance operations He said that the government was fully committed to deploying Information and Communication Technology ICT for the greater good of the state and the country The commissioner said that the upgrade optimised the current network to reliably and securely support new and existing applications and devices He said that the main objective of the optimisation was to increase network availability performance and security of the LASG Campus Enterprise Network while at the same time stabilising its ICT environment for a smarter Lagos Fahm said that the improved online solution innovated the First Ever Virtual Meeting held by the Lagos State Executive Council in the history of governance in the state and in Nigeria He said that the meeting was held via Zoom a free High Definition HD meeting application with video and screen sharing for up to 100 people According to him 50 MDAs are now operating fully on the LASG Central Billing System CBS application The Central Billing System ensures facilitation and proper reconciliation of all payments and collections across all revenue generating MDAs in the state The system increases revenue profile of the state and blocks leakages by harmonising bills generation and invoices creation It tracks and monitors all MDA s bills invoices and collections state wide and ensures facilitation and reconciliation of all bills and collections with Oracle EBS Sub Ledgers he said Edited By Tayo Ikujuni Oluwole Sogunle NAN
    Lagos reinvigorates e-governance, boosts network
     The Lagos State Government says it has re invigorated its e governance operations with the innovation of its Campus Network Upgrade for Ministries Departments and Agencies MDAs The Commissioner for Science and Technology Mr Hakeem Fahm said this at the 2020 Ministerial Press Briefing commemorating one year in office of the Sanwo Olu led administration Fahm said that the Campus Network Upgrade was an enterprise infrastructure that connected thousands of computers from all MDAs within and around the secretariat for e governance operations He said that the government was fully committed to deploying Information and Communication Technology ICT for the greater good of the state and the country The commissioner said that the upgrade optimised the current network to reliably and securely support new and existing applications and devices He said that the main objective of the optimisation was to increase network availability performance and security of the LASG Campus Enterprise Network while at the same time stabilising its ICT environment for a smarter Lagos Fahm said that the improved online solution innovated the First Ever Virtual Meeting held by the Lagos State Executive Council in the history of governance in the state and in Nigeria He said that the meeting was held via Zoom a free High Definition HD meeting application with video and screen sharing for up to 100 people According to him 50 MDAs are now operating fully on the LASG Central Billing System CBS application The Central Billing System ensures facilitation and proper reconciliation of all payments and collections across all revenue generating MDAs in the state The system increases revenue profile of the state and blocks leakages by harmonising bills generation and invoices creation It tracks and monitors all MDA s bills invoices and collections state wide and ensures facilitation and reconciliation of all bills and collections with Oracle EBS Sub Ledgers he said Edited By Tayo Ikujuni Oluwole Sogunle NAN
    Lagos reinvigorates e-governance, boosts network
    Politics3 years ago

    Lagos reinvigorates e-governance, boosts network

    The Lagos State Government says it has re-invigorated its e-governance operations, with the innovation of its Campus Network Upgrade for Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

    The Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr Hakeem Fahm, said this at the 2020 Ministerial Press Briefing, commemorating one year in office of the Sanwo-Olu-led administration.

    Fahm said that the Campus Network Upgrade was an enterprise infrastructure that connected thousands of computers from all MDAs within and around the secretariat for e-governance operations.

    He said that the government was fully committed to deploying Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for the greater good of the state and the country.

    The commissioner said that the upgrade optimised the current network to reliably and securely support new and existing applications and devices.

    He said that the main objective of the optimisation was to increase network availability, performance and security of the LASG Campus Enterprise Network, while at the same time stabilising its ICT environment for a smarter Lagos.

    Fahm said that the improved online solution innovated the First Ever Virtual Meeting held by the Lagos State Executive Council in the history of governance in the state and in Nigeria.

    He said that the meeting was held via Zoom, a free High Definition (HD) meeting application with video and screen sharing for up to 100 people.

    According to him, 50 MDAs are now operating fully on the LASG Central Billing System (CBS) application.

    The Central Billing System ensures facilitation and proper reconciliation of all payments and collections across all revenue generating MDAs in the state.

    ”The system increases revenue profile of the state and blocks leakages by harmonising bills generation and invoices creation.

    ”It tracks and monitors all MDA’s bills/invoices and collections state-wide, and ensures facilitation and reconciliation of all bills and collections with Oracle EBS Sub-Ledgers,” he said.


    Edited By: Tayo Ikujuni/Oluwole Sogunle (NAN)

  •  The Federal Government has approved the reorganization of the Nigeria Police with the creation of an additional department five Zonal Commands and granting of full autonomy to the Force Intelligence Bureau FIB The Force Public Relations Officer FPRO DCP Frank Mba disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja He said the Federal Government also approved the decentralization of the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department FCIID Mba said the approvals were part of efforts to address the threats posed by the dynamics of crimes and full implementation of the Community Policing initiative in the country According to him by this re organization the FIB which was previously a section under the FCIID is now a full fledged department of the Force to be headed by a Deputy Inspector General of Police DIG He said with the new arrangement the force now had eight departments and each headed by a DIG Mba said the departments are Finance and Administration Operations Logistics and Supply Force Criminal Investigations Department FCID Training and Development Research and Planning Information and Communication Technology ICT and Force Intelligence Department He said with approval for the decentralization of the FCID two additional offices would be established in Enugu and Gombe States The FPRO said the Enugu office would take care of investigations of major crimes emanating from the South East and South South geo political zones while the office in Gombe would take care of the North East geo political zone He said each of the annexes in addition to the existing ones in Lagos and Kaduna states would be headed by an AIG who would report to the DIG in charge of the FCID in the Headquarters Mba said the creation of five new Zonal Command Headquarters in addition to the existing 12 brought the Zonal Command Headquarters to a total of 17 in the country The five new Zonal Commands are Akure for Ondo Ekiti Awka for Enugu Anambra Ebonyi Yenagoa for Bayelsa Rivers Maiduguri for Yobe Borno and Katsina for Katsina Kaduna He said the Inspector General of Police I G Mr Mohammed Adamu commended President Muhammadu Buhari who is also the Chairman of the Nigeria Police Council for the approval The I G said the reorganization would further bring policing closer to the people improve response time to incidents across the country and promote efficiency in service delivery Edited By Ismail Abdulaziz NAN Categories Defence Security Post navigation COVID 19 NYSC corps members to wed by 5 a m to avoid crowdCOVID 19 NCDC striving to increase PCR capacity for testing across Nigeria DG
    FG approves police reorganisation, additional department, zonal commands
     The Federal Government has approved the reorganization of the Nigeria Police with the creation of an additional department five Zonal Commands and granting of full autonomy to the Force Intelligence Bureau FIB The Force Public Relations Officer FPRO DCP Frank Mba disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja He said the Federal Government also approved the decentralization of the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department FCIID Mba said the approvals were part of efforts to address the threats posed by the dynamics of crimes and full implementation of the Community Policing initiative in the country According to him by this re organization the FIB which was previously a section under the FCIID is now a full fledged department of the Force to be headed by a Deputy Inspector General of Police DIG He said with the new arrangement the force now had eight departments and each headed by a DIG Mba said the departments are Finance and Administration Operations Logistics and Supply Force Criminal Investigations Department FCID Training and Development Research and Planning Information and Communication Technology ICT and Force Intelligence Department He said with approval for the decentralization of the FCID two additional offices would be established in Enugu and Gombe States The FPRO said the Enugu office would take care of investigations of major crimes emanating from the South East and South South geo political zones while the office in Gombe would take care of the North East geo political zone He said each of the annexes in addition to the existing ones in Lagos and Kaduna states would be headed by an AIG who would report to the DIG in charge of the FCID in the Headquarters Mba said the creation of five new Zonal Command Headquarters in addition to the existing 12 brought the Zonal Command Headquarters to a total of 17 in the country The five new Zonal Commands are Akure for Ondo Ekiti Awka for Enugu Anambra Ebonyi Yenagoa for Bayelsa Rivers Maiduguri for Yobe Borno and Katsina for Katsina Kaduna He said the Inspector General of Police I G Mr Mohammed Adamu commended President Muhammadu Buhari who is also the Chairman of the Nigeria Police Council for the approval The I G said the reorganization would further bring policing closer to the people improve response time to incidents across the country and promote efficiency in service delivery Edited By Ismail Abdulaziz NAN Categories Defence Security Post navigation COVID 19 NYSC corps members to wed by 5 a m to avoid crowdCOVID 19 NCDC striving to increase PCR capacity for testing across Nigeria DG
    FG approves police reorganisation, additional department, zonal commands
    Defence/Security3 years ago

    FG approves police reorganisation, additional department, zonal commands

    The Federal Government has approved the reorganization of the Nigeria Police with the creation of an additional department, five Zonal Commands and granting of full autonomy to the Force Intelligence Bureau (FIB).

    The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba disclosed this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

    He said the Federal Government also approved the decentralization of the Force Criminal Intelligence and Investigations Department (FCIID).

    Mba said the approvals were part of efforts to address the threats posed by the dynamics of crimes and full implementation of the Community Policing initiative in the country.

    According to him, by this re-organization, the FIB, which was previously a section under the FCIID, is now a full fledged department of the Force to be headed by a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG).

    He said with the new arrangement, the force now had eight departments and each headed by a DIG.

    Mba said the departments are: Finance and Administration, Operations, Logistics and Supply, Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), Training and Development, Research and Planning, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Force Intelligence Department.

    He said with approval for the decentralization of the FCID, two additional offices would be established in Enugu and Gombe States.

    The FPRO said the Enugu office would take care of investigations of major crimes emanating from the South-East and South-South geo-political zones while the office in Gombe would take care of the North-East geo-political zone.

    He said each of the annexes, in addition to the existing ones in Lagos and Kaduna states, would be headed by an AIG who would report to the DIG in charge of the FCID in the Headquarters.

    Mba said the creation of five new Zonal Command Headquarters in addition to the existing 12 brought the Zonal Command Headquarters to a total of 17 in the country.

    “The five new Zonal Commands are: Akure, for Ondo/Ekiti; Awka for Enugu/Anambra/Ebonyi; Yenagoa for Bayelsa/Rivers; Maiduguri for Yobe/Borno and Katsina for Katsina/Kaduna.

    He said the Inspector General of Police (I-G) Mr Mohammed Adamu, commended President Muhammadu Buhari, who is also the Chairman of the Nigeria Police Council for the approval.

    The I-G said the reorganization would further bring policing closer to the people, improve response time to incidents across the country and promote efficiency in service delivery.



    Edited By: Ismail Abdulaziz (NAN)

  •  The Kaduna State University KASU says it has expanded its current online lectures to cover all departments in postgraduate and the undergraduate programmes to keep the students learning while on Coronavirus COVID 19 lockdown The university s Director of Academic Planning Dr Salisu Tahir made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna on Monday Tahir said that the university s Information and Communication Technology ICT team had recommended the use of Zoom platform for postgraduate lectures and Google Class for the undergraduate lectures He said that the university had begun a week long training for the academic staff to effectively adopt the user friendly platforms to teach the students He added that the directorate of academic planning had developed a module to enable the lecturers to simplify their lecture notes and make them detailed for the students to comprehend The reading materials would be uploaded online for the students to access via a platform developed by the ICT unit of the university Also because of the challenges in accessing internet data lectures will be conducted strictly within a limited time possible For classes that require demonstration and some form of activity we have encouraged the lecturers particularly those in sciences and medical sciences to do so in form of video or audio This will be delivered to the students through the social media where they can watch or listen including some web links to some relevant learning resources where students can make comments or ask questions he added NAN recalls that the Vice Chancellor Prof Muhammad Yanko had on April 17 announced the begining of online lectures for the postgraduate students and promised to extend same to the undergraduates This is in response to the directive of the Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu and Gov Nasir El Rufai to all schools to commence e learning to keep students academically busy throughout the lockdown period This will significantly complement the conventional classroom teaching and enable us to keep up with the academic calendar that has been disrupted by COVID 19 pandemic Tanko said Edited By Kamal Tayo Oropo Ejike Obeta NAN
    Kaduna varsity expands online lectures to cover undergraduates
     The Kaduna State University KASU says it has expanded its current online lectures to cover all departments in postgraduate and the undergraduate programmes to keep the students learning while on Coronavirus COVID 19 lockdown The university s Director of Academic Planning Dr Salisu Tahir made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna on Monday Tahir said that the university s Information and Communication Technology ICT team had recommended the use of Zoom platform for postgraduate lectures and Google Class for the undergraduate lectures He said that the university had begun a week long training for the academic staff to effectively adopt the user friendly platforms to teach the students He added that the directorate of academic planning had developed a module to enable the lecturers to simplify their lecture notes and make them detailed for the students to comprehend The reading materials would be uploaded online for the students to access via a platform developed by the ICT unit of the university Also because of the challenges in accessing internet data lectures will be conducted strictly within a limited time possible For classes that require demonstration and some form of activity we have encouraged the lecturers particularly those in sciences and medical sciences to do so in form of video or audio This will be delivered to the students through the social media where they can watch or listen including some web links to some relevant learning resources where students can make comments or ask questions he added NAN recalls that the Vice Chancellor Prof Muhammad Yanko had on April 17 announced the begining of online lectures for the postgraduate students and promised to extend same to the undergraduates This is in response to the directive of the Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu and Gov Nasir El Rufai to all schools to commence e learning to keep students academically busy throughout the lockdown period This will significantly complement the conventional classroom teaching and enable us to keep up with the academic calendar that has been disrupted by COVID 19 pandemic Tanko said Edited By Kamal Tayo Oropo Ejike Obeta NAN
    Kaduna varsity expands online lectures to cover undergraduates
    Science & Technology3 years ago

    Kaduna varsity expands online lectures to cover undergraduates

    The Kaduna State University (KASU) says it has expanded its current online lectures to cover all departments in postgraduate and the undergraduate programmes to keep the students learning while on Coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown.

    The university’s Director of Academic Planning, Dr Salisu Tahir, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna on Monday.

    Tahir said that the university’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) team had recommended the use of Zoom platform for postgraduate lectures and Google Class for the undergraduate lectures.

    He said that the university had begun a week-long training for the academic staff to effectively adopt the user-friendly platforms to teach the students.

    He added that the directorate of academic planning had developed a module to enable the lecturers to simplify their lecture notes and make them detailed for the students to comprehend.

    “The reading materials would be uploaded online for the students to access via a platform developed by the ICT unit of the university.

    “Also, because of the challenges in accessing internet data, lectures will be conducted strictly within a limited time possible.

    “For classes that require demonstration and some form of activity, we have encouraged the lecturers, particularly those in sciences and medical sciences, to do so in form of video or audio.

    “This will be delivered to the students through the social media, where they can watch or listen, including some web links to some relevant learning resources, where students can make comments or ask questions,” he added.

    NAN recalls that the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Muhammad Yanko, had on April 17, announced the begining of online lectures for the postgraduate students and promised to extend same to the undergraduates.

    “This is in response to the directive of the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu and Gov. Nasir El-Rufai to all schools to commence e-learning to keep students academically busy throughout the lockdown period.

    “This will significantly complement the conventional classroom teaching and enable us to keep up with the academic calendar that has been disrupted by COVID-19 pandemic,” Tanko said.



    Edited By: Kamal Tayo Oropo/Ejike Obeta (NAN)

  •  The African Centre for Educational Development CLEDA Africa has urged Federal and State Governments to adopt proactive measures to enhance deployment of Information and Communication Technology ICT in education for effective service delivery Mr Daniels Akpan Executive Director of the organisation made the call in a telephone interview with the Nigeria News Agency on Sunday in Kaduna Akpan who is also the Co Chair African Education Forum spoke in reaction to the shutdown of academic activities in the country to curb the spread of Covid 19 pandemic He said the development would impact negatively on the pupils teachers students and lecturers pointing out that most schools were at the verge of examinations when they were closed The director noted that pupils and students were currently idling at home following the stay at home order adding that the trend would create a major setback in the progress of education in the country He added that so far about 1 5 billion students representing 87 1 per cent of learners in 165 countries across the world had been affected by the closure of schools According to him while technology is being deployed in developed countries to bridge the gap learners in Nigeria and most African countries are idling at home Nigeria s education system has no adequate provisions for the use of technology and other innovations to keep students learning during emergencies and prevent academic activities from coming to a standstill This disturbing situation will have been averted if the utilisation of ICT in education delivery in the country has been massive Therefore there is the need for the Federal and State governments to begin massive deployment of innovations and technology infrastructure in education delivery system in the country Teachers must also be trained on how to use technology which is cost efficient in the delivery of instruction to students wherever they are either at school or home he said Akpan advised the government to take advantage of the opportunities presented by ICT for distance learning to take place especially in the face of social distancing He said the smart move would mitigate future occurrence of a total shutdown of education activities in the country Edited By Chioma Ugboma Rabiu Sani Ali NAN
    Covid-19: NGO tasks FG, states on IT application in education delivery
     The African Centre for Educational Development CLEDA Africa has urged Federal and State Governments to adopt proactive measures to enhance deployment of Information and Communication Technology ICT in education for effective service delivery Mr Daniels Akpan Executive Director of the organisation made the call in a telephone interview with the Nigeria News Agency on Sunday in Kaduna Akpan who is also the Co Chair African Education Forum spoke in reaction to the shutdown of academic activities in the country to curb the spread of Covid 19 pandemic He said the development would impact negatively on the pupils teachers students and lecturers pointing out that most schools were at the verge of examinations when they were closed The director noted that pupils and students were currently idling at home following the stay at home order adding that the trend would create a major setback in the progress of education in the country He added that so far about 1 5 billion students representing 87 1 per cent of learners in 165 countries across the world had been affected by the closure of schools According to him while technology is being deployed in developed countries to bridge the gap learners in Nigeria and most African countries are idling at home Nigeria s education system has no adequate provisions for the use of technology and other innovations to keep students learning during emergencies and prevent academic activities from coming to a standstill This disturbing situation will have been averted if the utilisation of ICT in education delivery in the country has been massive Therefore there is the need for the Federal and State governments to begin massive deployment of innovations and technology infrastructure in education delivery system in the country Teachers must also be trained on how to use technology which is cost efficient in the delivery of instruction to students wherever they are either at school or home he said Akpan advised the government to take advantage of the opportunities presented by ICT for distance learning to take place especially in the face of social distancing He said the smart move would mitigate future occurrence of a total shutdown of education activities in the country Edited By Chioma Ugboma Rabiu Sani Ali NAN
    Covid-19: NGO tasks FG, states on IT application in education delivery
    Education3 years ago

    Covid-19: NGO tasks FG, states on IT application in education delivery

    The African Centre for Educational Development (CLEDA Africa) has urged  Federal and State Governments to adopt proactive measures to enhance deployment of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in education for effective service delivery.

    Mr Daniels Akpan, Executive Director of the organisation, made the call in a telephone interview with the Nigeria News Agency , on Sunday in Kaduna.

    Akpan, who is also the Co-Chair, African Education Forum,  spoke in reaction to the shutdown of academic activities in the country to curb the spread of Covid-19 pandemic.

    He said the development would impact negatively on the pupils, teachers, students and lecturers, pointing out that most schools were at the verge of examinations when they were closed.

    The director noted that pupils and students were currently idling at home, following the stay at home order, adding that the trend would  create a major setback in the progress of education in the country.

    He added that so far, about 1.5 billion students, representing 87.1 per cent of learners in 165 countries across the world had been affected by the closure of schools.

    According to him, while technology is being deployed in developed countries to bridge the gap, learners in Nigeria and most African countries are idling at home.

    “Nigeria’s education system has no adequate provisions for the use of technology and other innovations to keep students learning during emergencies and prevent academic activities from coming to a standstill.

    “This disturbing situation will have been averted if the utilisation of ICT in education delivery in the country has been massive.

    “Therefore, there is the need for the Federal and State governments to begin massive deployment of innovations and technology infrastructure in education delivery system in the country.

    “Teachers must also be trained on how to use technology, which is cost efficient in the delivery of instruction to students wherever they are, either at school or home,” he said.

    Akpan advised the government to take advantage of the opportunities presented by ICT for distance learning to take place, especially in the face of social distancing.

    He said the smart move would mitigate future occurrence of a total shutdown of education activities in the country.


    Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Rabiu Sani Ali
    (NAN)

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