Education ministry affirms readiness to integrate digital learning in schools across Nigeria

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Mrs. Didi Walson-Jack, says the ministry would integrate digital technology into the schools and colleges of education across the country.

She gave the assurance on Friday in Abuja when the leadership of Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA) led a delegation to present a WOWBii interactive device to the ministry.

The Permanent Secretary, who described the device as the begining of the digitalization of the Federal Government Colleges, and the digitalization of the teachers in the country, said the ministry would go back to the drawing board and see how the digital device could be integrated into the nation’s classrooms and also to teach teachers.

She said once the Federal Ministry of Education gets it right, every other schools would get it right. I will start appreciating the President General of USOSA.

She said they are going back to the drawing board to see how they can integrate this into our classrooms and to teach our teachers.

“It therefore means that for Nigeria to be digital, we need to have digital classrooms, digital teachers and of course digital’s students.

“And this WOWBii board will mark the beginning of interaction with students, by teachers in a way that has never been before in Nigerian public schools.

“We look forward to working WOWBii to see how we can escalate this to our schools and to our colleges of education for the teachers to learn this way of interaction digitally with its students.” she said.

Also, the President General of USOSA,Michael Magaji who led the delegation said the idea is to provide support to the ministry, and bring the country at per with the current development in education digitalization across the country.

The Chief Executive Officer of WOWBii Gbolahan Olayemi made a presentation of how to effectively apply the device in the classrooms.

Other activities at the meeting was when the Perm Sec used the device to interact with teachers from Schools in Port Harcourt.