The Lagos State government has inaugurated the distribution of one million Information, Communication Technology (ICT) devices to secondary school students to reduce their ability to learn and become solution providers in the country especially the State.
And also to ensure that the teachers equip pupils for the challenges that could arise in the future, the government delivered tech-teaching devices to 15,000 teachers in public primary schools across the state.
The statistics were disclosed yesterday by the Commissioner for Economic Planning and Budget, Sam Egube, at the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) Lagos Convention, organized by the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor on Education, Adetola Salau, in Victoria Island.
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The commissioner, while reporting that at least 33,000 of the devices had been allocated, noted that the distribution was being done in phases to ensure efficiency across the state.
15,000 devices supplied to the teachers, Egube added they were already configured to assist the government to monitor teachers’ efficiency, especially their resumption and teaching activities at school.
The commissioner clarified that in the 2021 budget, N161 billion was set aside for human capital development, including training and other activities that would ensure efficiency in service delivery.
He said to sustain constant human capital development, there was the need for partnership with the private sector, saying, our development in the education sector requires partnership with corporate individuals and organisations in the state.