Written by Godfrey AKON

FG unveils smart education initiative

The Federal Government has unveiled the National Adopted School for Smart Education, NASSE, an initiative aimed at boosting smart education in schools.

Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Isa Pantami, unveiled the programme at Junior Secondary School, Karshi, Abuja.

Pantami said the programme is being implemented by the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, adding that NASSE is in line with the present administration’s digital economy agenda.

“NASSE is a model of catching our young ones early enough into the world of technology in a more productive way particularly in the education sector.

“Education is the backbone of a nation’s prosperity as allows a country and individual to hold a competitive edge in the ever-advancing technological world and reach their full potential.

“The goal of education is not only to increase the amount of knowledge but to create the possibilities for a child to invent and discover, to create men who are capable of doing new things.

“The purpose of education is to teach our children to think intensively and critically. This can be more realistic if they are exposed to education at young ages,” he explained.

He said the digital education space, the Government would want to support such indigenous businesses to grow while promoting the development of digital education in Nigeria.

“I am proud to say that the solution being deployed today here at JSS Karshi is an indigenous Cloud-based Digital Education Platform for smart teaching and learning based on the National Educational Research Development Council (NERDC) curriculum.

“We hope that this pilot succeeds in order to encourage us to deploy to other schools across the geo-political zone of Nigeria,” he said.

 

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