The Federal Government and a Chinese firm have concluded plans to establish digital classrooms across the country.
The Minister of Communications, Mr Adebayo Shittu, who made the disclosure Tuesday, in Abuja, during the inauguration of a digital classroom donated by NetDragon Websoft limited, said the project will involve commissioners of education and school proprietors
The project was executed by the Chinese Firm in collaboration with the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to President on Sustainable Development Goals (OSSAP-SDGs) under its “Education and Smart School Initiative”.
[penci_blockquote style=”style-2″ align=”none” author=””]“We must do the needful so that our children will not blame us for the deficiency and lack of prosperity that goes with failure to plan properly for the future.[/penci_blockquote]
Shittu pointed out that the digital classrooms will support teaching and learning initiative with a view to ensuring rapid social economic development.
“It is my hope that what we have seen today will be replicated in all schools across the country.
“I would have loved that we have all the states commissioners of education and managers of private schools here to witness, see for themselves and try to replicate same in their institutions.
“We will try to see how this project can be brought to the notice of potential stakeholders, who would be given the opportunity to meet with your team and see how the project can be replicated across the country,” he said.
The minister affirmed that scientific and technological advancement had transformed lives and helped to provide quality education across the world.
He noted that the frontier for quality education is moving faster than ever and so we must begin now to prepare our children to face the challenges and opportunities being driven by technology.
He called for concerted effort to ensure quality education for all to forestall the danger of being excluded from future prosperity.
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“We must do the needful so that our children will not blame us for the deficiency and lack of prosperity that goes with failure to plan properly for the future.
“Our ministry is committed to the achievement of goal four of the SDGs considering the fact that education is key to national development,” he added.
In his remarks, FCT Education Secretary, Sen. Isa Maina, commended the Chinese firm and the OSSAP-SDGS for choosing FCT for the pilot project, affirming that the project would make learning easier for pupils.