Only digital innovations and creativity can change the nation’s education outlook for the better, Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, has said.
He said this Thursday at the maiden National Conference on Functional Education at Bilyaminu Polytechnic, Hadejia, Jigawa State.
He said: “It’s important to seek to explore the benefits of innovations and creativity in order to bring about functional education system for the country.”
A statement by NITDA quoted the agency’s DG as saying that the lessons learnt during the COVID-19 lockdown should be taken to the next level to further the course of education by leveraging on the advancement in technology to address specific problems inhibiting the progress of the sector.
“Platforms like Edtech have become a global phenomenon that integrates strategies, instructional practices in education and digital tools to bring about the emerging trends that demonstrators in academia apply to build knowledge based society,” he said.
He said Nigeria was ware-housing about 28 percent of education technology companies in Africa with technology startups generated about $3.46m in 2020.
This, he added, signified that Nigeria was not left behind in innovations and creativity in the education sector to support sustainable development in the country.