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UBEC is committed to helping schools transform into smart educational institutions

Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) Executive Director Hamid Boboi pledged that the commission would support the state government in transforming schools into smart educational institutions.

He also disclosed the Niger State Government's plan to establish smart schools across the state to enhance the delivery of quality education to the people in line with the demands of 21st century education.

He disclosed this during a visit to Science Model Primary School, Chaza Suleja, which is one of the five Science Model Schools that the Niger State Government has decided to convert into Smart Schools.

Smart School is designed to provide 21st century education with a comprehensive IT-enabled foundation class for preschool, primary and secondary school classes, and an electronic library that makes up the complete school. It is equipped with accessories such as , clinic, and laboratory. In the internet age.

Boboi added that the smart education program promoted by UBEC includes building and equipping schools across the country with the latest educational and vocational materials.

He added that the program will ensure full implementation of e-learning programs in basic education across the country, following the challenges created in the sub-sector due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown and school closures.

According to him, the Smart School Initiative will be responsible for the education of information, communication and telecommunications in the training of school children and will be established at district, state and senate levels across the country.

Chairman, Niger State Universal Basic Education Commission, Muhammad Ibrahim, explained that the state has decided to join the Federal Government’s Smart Schools Program to promote access to education and quality education.

He said the state government's desire is to upgrade schools to world-class standards and ensure that young people receive quality education that will enable them to compete with their peers in other parts of the world.

Prior to the Director-General's visit, a team from the Digital Resource Center of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), led by Hafsat Kontagora, arrived in Minna to inspect schools and assess their readiness to launch smart education. .

The team visited schools in New Busa, Sreha, Berri and Lapai.

Commenting on the research findings, Kontagora said many state governments have begun to participate in earnest in the federal government's Smart Schools program, which aims to provide quality 21st century education with a focus on increasing creativity, innovation, and innovation. He expressed his pleasure at the start of establishing his own smart school in an attempt to provide problem solving and critical thinking.

He said the Federal Government has so far established 37 smart schools (one per state and FCT) in different parts of the country, with 14 of them equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and suitable buildings. Classes have already started and learning activities.

Source: guardian.ng

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