Bauchi govt earmarks N400m for digital education

• To open new frontiers in education

Bauchi govt earmarksThe sum of N500m has been earmarked by Bauchi for digital education in a bid to advance the sector.

The disclosure was made, on Friday, by the State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, when the Director of the Korean International Development Agency, Mr Woochang Chan and other officials of the Agency paid him an advocacy visit at the Council Chambers, Government House, Bauchi.

The Governor further said that the state government has already developed a model and framework to fast-track the implementation of the policy in the state to ensure better performance in teaching and learning processes.

He also said that his administration will open new frontiers in education in order to leverage the opportunities available for the state at various levels of government, development partners and other critical stakeholders.

Bala Mohammed added that the administration has made a huge investment to advance the education sector and it will work with education administrators to achieve the desired objectives.

He said that “We are highly delighted today to receive you on this very important and historic visit and I am very familiar and conversant with what your agency is doing or has done to Nigeria in terms of bilateral relations.”

He further said that “The Smart School was started by me when I was the FCT Minister which is now a national centre for excellence in Nigeria.”

The governor who appreciated Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) for assisting the state government to develop and overcome the numerous challenges facing education, said his administration will expand its relationship with partners to enable it, benefit from their activities.

Speaking on the mission of their visit to Bauchi, the Director of the Korean International Development Agency, Mr Woochang Chan, said Bauchi state has been selected for the establishment of a smart school for the northeast zone.

He said that the Agency has come up with a digital transformation plan to assist states in the management of schools to develop its education sector for the benefit of the younger generation.

Mr Woochang Chan also said that the smart school was initiated to change the way and process of learning and teaching to ensure compliance in accordance with international best practice in education.

On the Mass Digital Literacy Programme introduced in Bauchi, the State Commissioner for Education, Dr Aliyu Tilde, said the initiative is to equip the students and pupils with the basic skills of information and technology.

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