3rd January, 2014
The Kano State Government in northwest Nigeria says it will establish an e-learning centre in each of the 44 local government areas of the state this year.
The state Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Tajuddeen Gambo, announced this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Kano.
Gambo said the project, which would be executed in collaboration with a Canadian non-governmental organisation, was part of the government’s effort to encourage e-learning.
“By 2015, JAMB examination is going to be done electronically.So you have to ensure that all your students taking the examination are computer literate otherwise they will not pass the examination. The e-learning centres will be opened in each of the local government areas with no fewer than 30 computers in each centre,’’ he said.
According to him, the state government will also provide 61 computers in every secondary school.
He said government had already selected 100 secondary schools under the first phase of the programme.
“Computer study is now compulsory in all our secondary schools from this year, hence the decision to provide the facilities. The state government has awarded contract worth N65 million for the e-learning programme at the Governor’s College in Kano under its pilot project.”
Gambo added that the project would later be extended to First Lady’s College and all the science and technical colleges across the state.