7 May 2013

ICT, way forward to advance education in Nigeria.

PUNCH has remarks by OSUN deputy Governor that "Opon Imo" which are tablet computers adapted into textbooks for senior secondary school students in her state will be powered by solar energy, Opon Imo debuts at a time the Joint Admission and Matriculation board (JAMB) successfully piloted its first UTME computer based testing also known as CBT at the Chams City, also Ekiti state is partnering Procentric IQ in delivering electronic learning solutions to 100,000 students and 18,000 teachers in the state, foremost business mogul Mr Jim Ovia demonstrated philanthropy as he donated about 1,000 hi-speed internet enabled mobile devices and laptops to youths, strongly canvassing ICT penetration in both business and educational spheres in Nigeria. Meanwhile, a new mobile application to score melody and share it has been developed.

SSANIP, a labour union has accussed the Federal Government of insensitivity to the deplorable state of polytechnic education in the Nigeria according to a PUNCH story, ESUT VC advises against localisation in appointing principal officers in Nigerian universities, in his words "it's an aberration". US funded Medical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPIN) to train 140,000 medical professionals in 13 African countries by year end 2015.

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