The Federal Government has launched a robust e-learning platform that will promote open education in Nigeria as well as provide access to high quality and certified content for both learners and teachers in basic, secondary, and tertiary levels of education.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who launched the e-learning
platform in Abuja, said this would not only help in addressing the
challenge of out-of-school children but facilitate delivery of education-
for-all by leveraging on technology.
He said the e-learning platform being launched is web-based and
designed to bring the classroom closer to the people and that those who
have access to the Internet could access it, while various channels
including radio, television among others would be used, saying the
content would be dropped on various media taking into consideration
learners in the rural areas.
He said there was no way the government could provide adequate
classrooms and teachers required in conventional or regular modes of
teaching and learning, adding that 2 million Nigerians could use the e-
learning facilities at the same time.
He said as one of the most populous countries in the world and the most
populous on the African continent, Nigeria recognizes the imperative of
scaling up access to technologies and digital skills to improve job
prospects for youth in the fast-changing and digitalized economy.