Communication Ministry, NSSEC to partner on deployment of digital pedagogy in schools

By Tunde Akanbi, Ilorin

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The National Senior Secondary Education Commission (NSSEC) has expressed its readiness to partner with the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy in facilitating the deployment of digital pedagogy in Senior Secondary Schools in Nigeria.

This was disclosed in press release on the heels of the commission’s visit led by the Chairperson, Ambassador Nimota Akanbi to the outgoing Minister of communication, Prof. Isa Ibrahim Pantami in his office in Abuja.

In her address, Akanbi noted that her commission’s request, “for the technical assistance and partnership from the Ministry is to facilitate a seamless deployment of digital pedagogy in Senior Secondary Schools in the nation.”

She acknowledged the contribution of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), which she said “has always been of immense help in the installation of solar powers and its maintenance, installation of Information Communication Technology (ICT) centers in some Secondary Schools across the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria, with the aim to power the 21st century teaching and learning effectiveness for future readiness.”

The Board Chairperson further solicited for manpower development for staffs of the Commission to improve their Productivity and Capability in the workforce, a development Unified Educational Portal for Data collation for Senior Secondary Schools which she said, will serve as a data depository bank for information dissemination.

In his response, Prof. Isa Ali Pantami, said the Ministry will spring up urgent support and collaboration with the Commission to come in the area of ICT to aid Secondary School in Nigeria.

He applauded the outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of Education for their providence in resuscitating the Commission.

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