The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) in Kano State has produced a film in Hausa language on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for children.
CITAD Media Officer, Alhaji Sufiyanu Kabo, disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Kano.
He said the film, entitled: ‘Fasahar Sadarwa Don Yara’, meaning, `ICT for Children’, would enable children between seven and 16 years to learn ICT skills. He said the film was also produced to simplify the ICT jargons for easy understanding among children.
“In addition, the film will provide children with opportunities to use modern technology to enhance their learning in all subjects.
“It is meant to make children grasp the concept of the computer as an indispensable tool.
“Children will learn the history of computer; its different parts; functions; uses and the types of computers.
“They will also learn the various professional callings people can aspire for in information technology sector,’’ he said.
Kabo said the centre found it necessary to produce the film to encourage government and individuals to assist in deploying ICT equipment in both rural and urban schools.
“It is expected that teachers can use it as an active learning tool for computer studies in basic level of the education curriculum.
“It will also develop children who will be confident users and critical evaluators when interacting with ICT among others,” he said.
The media officer said the film, which would be distributed free, would be launched simultaneously in Abuja, Bauchi, Dutse and Kano in January.