FG begins construction of 37 smart schools to boost ICT – UBEC
Post created on January 27, 2022
The Executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education (UBEC) Dr Hamid Bobboyi, disclosed that the emergence of COVID-19 pandemic led to construction of 37 model smart schools.
In a report by the News Agency of Nigeria, Bobboyi explained that during the COVID-19 lockdown, learners all over the country were at home and could not attend classes, adding that the ongoing project was response to the new normal.
According to him, it is necessary to prepare for any situation that can disrupt the teaching and learning process.
He stressed that digital and e- learning platforms provide opportunities for teachers and learners without the constraint of time and space.
Bobboyi noted that the deployment of technology for instructional delivery would significantly increase the quality of basic education.
“It is my expectation that the standard we are jointly setting up would be sustained and improved upon so as to meet the schools objectives”, he said.
The UBEC boss thanked Gov. Mohammed Badaru of Jigawa for approving land for the project and also granting UBEC permission to organise the ground breaking.
He also thanked the Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) for his effort in transforming Nigeria’s digital landscape and support.