The Federal Government has admitted that Nigeria’s education system would be ineffective and less impactful if it fails to tap into the potentials of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for teaching and learning.
Adamu Adamu, Minister of education, launched the documents in Abuja on Monday; he said that the exercise marked the end of a journey that started in 2010 and the beginning of the implementation of the content of the document.
The government stressed that the ICT has redefined activities in all sectors of the global economy including health, commerce, security, education, and other areas, adding that Nigeria cannot afford to operate in isolation; therefore there should be a launch of a national policy on ICT in education.
The Minister charged the implementing parties to comply with the guidelines to ensure a fast transformation of teaching, learning, and research in order for graduates to be equipped with ICT toolkits for world relevance.
Represented by the permanent secretary, Sonny Echono, Adamu showed confidence that the content of the documents would provide the needed guidance on expectations for stakeholders in the process of ICT integration in the educational system in Nigeria.
He further encouraged all stakeholders in Nigeria’s education sector to consider an ICT enhanced education as a top priority for the actualization of national security and other goals.
Uwem Asomugha, the director of ICT in the federal ministry of education, made an overview presentation of the content of the document, confirming that the final policy document had contributions of all stakeholders with optimism that proper implementation of the content of the documents would bring about unprecedented transformation in the Nigerian education system.