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Published On: Wed, Nov 11th, 2020

FG to deploy technologies for effective online Education in Schools

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Maryam Abeeb, Abuja

The Federal Government through the Ministry of Education has given assurance of commitment to deploy technologies and the internet in education to ensure that online education becomes an integral component of school education.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu during his opening address at Nigeria’s Annual Education Conference 2020 held in Abuja.
The Minister, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Sonny Echono, explained that the abrupt school closures due to Covid 19, made some teachers in the country to deliver online learning without proper training, and support or preparation.
According to him, the teachers had to digitize their course content and /or develop new content , emphasizing that this development calls for immediate response to ensure such gaps do not occur again.
He reiterated that it is important to develop the capacity of teachers on digital divide, adding that the anticipated technology will strengthen the inclusive and alternative education of marginalized and disadvantaged groups by accessing learning in a new way.
He said.’’ Distinguished participants, let me state that the Ministry will continue to look into how to deploy technologies and the internet in education to ensure that online education becomes an integral component of school education.
‘’The abrupt school closures due to COVID-19, made some teachers in the country deliver online learning without proper training, support or preparation. They had to digitize their course contents and/or develop new contents. This development calls for immediate response to ensure such a gap does not occur again.”

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