CITAD to Govt: Implement computer studies fully in secondary schools’ curriculums

CITAD to Govt: Implement computer studies fully in secondary schools’ curriculums


By Bashir Bello, KANO

Centre for Information Technology and Development, CITAD has actually gotten in touch with the federal government to execute computer system research studies completely in secondary schools’ curriculums in order to increase computer system literacy amongst the trainees in the nation.

This was likewise as it got in touch with the federal government to offer Information and Communications Technology, ICT, centers in the labs and schools to help the mentor of the topic in the schools.

The Centre’s Executive Director, Yushau Ya’u made the call throughout its 20 th yearly Inter-Secondary Schools’ ICT Quiz competitors for school kids drawn from throughout Kano state.

Ya’u represented by his Deputy Executive Director, Ahmad Yakasai worried the requirement to capture the kids young to end up being computer system literate as it has actually ended up being a capacity for the task chance.

He stated, “It is now beyond doubt that ICTs are important levers for advancement. We are seeing how nations that have much better access to ICTs have their instructional systems and economies growing quicker than those with bad access to ICTs, we have actually seen its significance throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

” Nigeria has actually begun seeing the contribution of ICT in the financial advancement, as Federal Government states 17.9%of the Nigeria GDP in Q2 2021 is from the digital economy contribution. There is still a requirement for an awareness program on downplaying the function of ICTs in the advancement procedure amongst policymakers in the nation.

” What this requires on our part is collective advocacy to enhance the arrangement of ICT centers in our school and labs and execute computer system research studies in secondary schools’ curriculums (completely or 100%).

” We wish to see that our federal government at different levels will start efforts and programs that will make ICTs readily available, available and cost effective to the residents.

” There is, for that reason, the requirement to sensitize our trainees of secondary schools, and certainly all people to the requirement for them to end up being computer system literate. As part of our contribution in doing this, the Center for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has actually been arranging a series of sensitization lectures for the trainees of Senior Secondary School and the public in the Northern States.

” Our ICT test began in 2003, today we are marking the 20 th test. The concept is to restore the previous splendors of our schools’ identity the concealed skills amongst trainees, boost the instructor’s efficiencies and keep them abreast with existing happenings internationally,” Ya’u specified.

In his remarks, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Kano State University of Science and Technology, KUST, Tijjani Bichi applauded the organizers for the competitors which he stated would assist keep the school kids abreast of the world of ICT and the international world.

However, twenty-eight, 28, secondary schools took part in the test competitors which saw Dawakin Tofa Science College emerging 1st position while Government Science Technical College, Kano and Government Science College Tudun Wada came 2nd and 3rd respectively.

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