ICT critical to achieving global system of education – NCCE

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ABUJA – The National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) on said Information Communications Technology (ICT) was critical to achieving global system of education in .

The Public Relations Officer of the commission, Mr Amah Isaac, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.

He said the ICT of the commission would boost the academic knowledge of , teachers and its the staff.

Isaac, who expressed concern at the lingering strike by the Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (CEASU), said teachers’ knowledge of ICT was relevant to education sector.

According to him, it is an added advantage to the country’s pursuit in education in view of the importance of teaching and learning, to meet the required standards in the global system.

He said the project would build the capacity of future leaders that Nigeria needed to contribute effectively to the development of knowledge by imparting skills to the upcoming generation.

‘’The ICT project, when completed, will facilitate the programmes which will link the country to the Global E-Schools Community Initiative (GESCI), ‘’ Isaac said.

The spokesman said that modern technologies such as ICT had helped many of the development sectors.

Isaac said teachers were fundamental to attaining the goals of Education For All (EFA) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) targets.

He said teachers’ education was aimed at helping prospective teachers with the necessary skills to excel in their careers.

He, however, said lack of funds was a major challenge the commission was facing to complete the ICT site.

Isaac, therefore, appealed to relevant authorities, including stakeholders in education, to assist the commission for the completion of the project. (NAN)