BY EMEKA AGINAM
Minister of education, Barrister Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, has said that the newly introduced National Standards for Information Technology Education will encourage e-learning in the Nigerian educational system.
The Minister who spoke at the weekend during the 2014 Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria, CPN IT Professionals’ Assembly/Annual General Meeting said that the standard document for IT education sets clear standards for teaching and learning of IT at all levels, for teachers, students, education administrators and other stakeholders in education.
The document was developed the Ministry of education in partnership with the Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria, CPN, the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA.
The Minister who was represented by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education MacJohn Nwaobiala while launching the standard document at the IT Professionals Assembly with the theme: Harnessing the potentials of IT professionals for national development told the gathering that the document which sets clear standards for IT education will be implemented immediately at all levels of education starting from early childhood to tertiary education.
The new policy, according to him, has IT education standards for early childhood care education, ECCE, basic education, post basic education, NCE awarding institutions, enterprisae institutions, polytechnic education, diploma, national diploma, universities, among others.