ICT will officially be included in Nigeria’s ICT curriculum said President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria recently. The move was made with the Government’s realization that ICT training should be fostered in Nigerian children from a very young age.
“We must start exposing our children to ICTs to encourage in them familiarity with new technologies and the desire to develop software programmes and applications,” said President Jonathan. “It is important to start thinking of how to build a digital economy particularly in this era of the knowledge economy. The critical factor here is that we are in the middle of a digital revolution that has seen ICT transform the global economy,” he said.
Already, several top private schools in the country have for some time now included ICT as part of the primary school education for young children. However, this would be the first time it would be formally included and mandated for public schools.
The country has several ambitious plans around ICT development including plans to increase its broadband capacity by five folds by 2017.
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