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Education Stakeholders Urged To Invest In Digital Literacy

Experts in the education sector have called on stakeholders to make more investments to facilitate the inclusion of digital literacy in the school curriculum.

This was the takeout at the just concluded September edition of Edtech Mondays, an initiative organized by the Co-Creation Hub in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation’s Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in ICT.

The panel session themed “Accelerating Digital Literacy for the Benefit of Education System in Nigeria”, moderated by the Practice Lead, Education CCHUB, Chinyelu Akpa, which featured other Edtech experts, discussed the benefits of prioritizng digital literacy in Nigeria.

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According to the 2021 World Bank development report, more than 50 per cent of Nigeria’s population needs digital skills and cannot use data services.

Stakeholders agreed that digital literacy must be prioritised in Nigeria, given that it is vital to the future of work, enhances quality education and fosters socio-economic prosperity.

One of the panelists, a teacher at State High School, Oyewole, Agege, Lagos, Azeez Ojoro, stated that acquiring digital skills has become inevitable to function effectively in an increasingly digital world.

According to him, digital skills are critical for the benefit of education systems and our socioeconomic progress and advancement of the country.

Ojoro called on the government and other stakeholders to work together to address issues of access to digital devices, data subsidy and remuneration.

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