From: Femi Oyelola, kaduna
The Kaduna State Government says it is improving Information and Communication Technology (ICT) infrastructure in all its tertiary institutions to a world class standard.
The Commissioner of Education, Dr Shehu Makarfi, made this known in an interview with the media in kaduna yesterday
Makarfi explained that the ICT upgrade was being achieved through the development and deployment of Enhanced State Education Management Information System (eSEMIS).
He said that the move was to leverage on ICT, to improve the education delivery system, with a view to provide quality education in line with global best practices.
He said that the eSEMIS, comprised of e-learning system, Student Information System (SIS), Human Resources Management System (HRMS), Digital Archival System (DAS), Integrated Library Management System (ILMS) and a Clinic Management System (CMS).
He added that the eSEMIS and the ICT upgrade, which were being developed in partnership with Staunton and Lycett Nigeria Ltd. were at various completion stage in all the state-owned tertiary institutions.
He identified the institution as Kaduna State University, Kaduna State College of Nursing and Midwifery, Kaduna State College of Education, Nuhu Bamali Polytechnic, and Shehu Idris College of Health Sciences and Technology.
The commissioner said that the project would leverage on online platforms to ensure that students were provided with qualitative education in the state-owned tertiary institutions.
“It will also provide a mechanism for end-to-end running of all educational activities within the tertiary institutions.
“It also aims to assist education managers and administrators both at the institutions and ministries, departments and agencies, to work optimally with a clear view of the institution operations within their domain,” he said.
According to the Commissioner, the e-learning system had been fully developed in all the tertiary institutions, adding that most of the lecture notes have been converted into e-courseware format.
“Several digital contents have been included in the new courseware, including multimedia content and so far, the development of SIS, HRMS, ILMS, CMS and DAS in all the institutions have been completed.”