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FG inaugurates digital literacy programme for schools

The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Ibrahim Pantami says it is investing in Digital literacy to further reposition the sector.

The Minister stated this while launching the National Adopted School for Smart Education Programme at the pilot school, Government Junior Secondary School, Karshi, Abuja.

Dr Ibrahim Isa Pantami said the programme was meant to boost the digital eco-system by educating the young ones on its value.

He said the COVID-19 pandemic accentuated the need for children to be digital savvy as most schools adopted virtual means for teaching and learning lessons.

The Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Kashifu Abdullahi said the programme serves as a fruition of engendering smart education for the youth while encouraging them to learn disruptive digital ideas and technologies.

The implementor of the programme, Mr Morenikeji Aniye of Hotspot Nigeria said the policy direction towards increasing the ICT Index of Nigeria will in turn tinker the interest of the youth in the ICT sector.

Mr Aniye said teaching and learning Digital operations provides both Tutors and beneficiaries with 21st century skills such as critical thinking, innovation, problem solving and collaboration.

He said with the tools supplied connectivity, Computers and software applications, learning and teaching for the children becomes limitless.

Some of the students of the school, Halima Mohammed, Felicita Amadim and God Destiny Itaman said the new digital learning programme facility would avail them the chance to learn new ideas in the digital sector.

The National Adopted School for Smart Education, NASSE facility in the school has a 500 student and 30 teacher capacity computer lab fitted with wifi.

OLAYEMI DANIYAN

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