Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education, says that a combination of poor infrastructure, fraudulent practices and weak supervision are undermining growth of the Nigerian information technology (IT) industry.
Radical steps must be taken if the country must make appreciable progress towards the attainment of the sustainable development goals, according to the Minister.
This was one of the key point when Ikechukwu Orji, the Director of Information and Communications Technology at the Ministry, who represented the Minister at the 2016 Information Technology Professionals Assembly held recently in Kaduna State.
“We must address critical national IT infrastructure and professional development as a priority. We must also facilitate technology-enabled learning as a way of preparing our youths for the future workplace”, the Minister said.
According to him, “we must expand on border-less access to teaching and learning and address curriculum issues to facilitate the integration of Information and Communications Technology into education. We must create the necessary platform for the management of date and information.”
He however challenged IT professionals to come up with recommendations on how best to address the issues.
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