CITAD Urges Nigeria’s Gov’t to Mainstream Digital Skills in to Schools’ Curriculum to Boost Digital Creativity and Innovation
INFOMEDIA – The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has urged gov’t at all level in Nigeria to mainstream digital skills into schools’ curriculum as part of the stipulated requirement for all students to graduates in order to boost digital creativity, innovation right from grassroot.
This is contained in a Communique issued at a One Day Webinar on Digital Transformation of Educational Sector In Nigeria organized by CITAD on Wednesday, 10 March 2021 and singed by Mal. Ali Sabo, the Centre’s Communication and Campaign Officer.
CITAD noted that the increasing migration of educational processes online and the imperative to produce a digitally competitive generations of Nigerians, there’s a dire need to surface ICTs policies which will serve as a roadmap for Digital Transformation of Educational Sector as well as becoming a key instrumentality for Students’ creativity and innovation in the country.
According to the Centre, the objective of organizing the webinar was to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to interrogate how ICTs are used in school both for learning and for running the schools, understand the challenges of preparing the upcoming generations and propose pathways for enhancing the deployment of technology to improve learning outcomes.
The webinar was chaired by Professor A. L Tukur, Vice Chancellor, Modibbo Adama University, Yola while the keynote address was delivered by Professor Garba Azare, the Executive Secretary of the National Teacher Institute on the theme ’ “Leading the Digital Revolution in Schools”. Two other papers were presented as follows:
1. Ms. Aissata Sow, Country Programs Lead, Nigeria & Digital Economy Lead, MasterCard Foundation on Supporting Creativity and Innovation in Schools: Preparing the next Digital Nitizens
2. Mr. Amos Emma, Chairman/Chief Software Architect for Programos Software Group on Promoting Creativity and Innovation among Schools Children.
Speaking during the webinar, some participants share their experiences “As the educational sector becomes more competitive, digital transformation is now becoming a necessary means of survival as this new digital world requires educators to adapt and adopt digital technologies, methodologies and mindsets”, it added that “Transforming the educational sector will help the students to compete globally with other students”.