The federal government has provided a total of 330 laptops for six schools in each geo-political zone in the country
Adamu Adamu, minister of education, made the distribution at the launch of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) ICT programme for girl-child in the selected colleges in Abuja on Monday.
NAN reports that six schools from each of the geopolitical zones of the country were presented with 55 laptops each.
They are Federal Government Colleges (FGC) in Minna, Niger state; Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom and Kano. Other schools include FGC in Ikole Ekiti, Ekiti state; Azare, Bauchi and Ohafia in Abia.
The minister, who was represented by the director, ICT, Ike Orji, said the provision of laptops was to be carried out through the SDGs fund.
He said a total of 44 principals and 44 ICT teachers would be trained on classroom management using ICT toward ensuring effective use of the laptops for learning.
He expressed the hope that the programme will fast track the achievement of SDGs universal basic education and gender equality by attracting more girls to school.
“Our goal is to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning and gender equality, by attracting more girls toward the attainment of the national vision and MDGs.
“Our goal is to see the entire education sector embrace the use of new technologies to meet the human resource requirement of the nation, for attaining sustainable socioeconomic development and global competitiveness.
“The task ahead of us is enormous. The attainment of this goal must be the responsibility of all.”
Adamu solicited for stakeholders’ collaboration to implement the programme, towards the attainment of sustainable development.
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