Education minister unveils UBEC smart digital centre

The minister of education, Prof .Tahir Mamman, Thursday in Abuja unveiled the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) digital resource centre with a view to providing smart learning environment for students and teachers.

Speaking at the ceremony, Prof Mamman said the centre is second to none in the world as according to him, there couldn’t have been a better time to develop digital technology in education than now, especially as the present administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu is looking at building vocational institutions across the country.

He said everything would be done to ensure the timely upgrading of the centre to ensure quality delivery for what it is worth.

In her goodwill message, the Senator representing Kogi-central in the Senate, Senator Natasha Akpoti Uduaghan, noted that if education is universal, it means whatever a child learns in Nigeria should be the same as any child learns in every other country and that is why the concept of a digital resource centre is necessary for the country.

 As chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Content, she pledged the commitment of the committee to collaborate with the centre towards realising its noble objectives.

 Her views were corroborated by the chairman of the Senate Committee on Education, Senator Lawal Adamu who commended UBEC for the smart centre, as according to him, a smart education centre is sine qua non to global development.

Earlier, the executive secretary of the commission, Dr Hamid Bobboyi, said the establishment of the centre marks a milestone for Nigeria’s quest for digital education.