The National Senior Secondary Education Commission (NSSEC) has expressed its readiness to partner with the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy in facilitating the deployment of digitization in senior secondary schools in Nigeria.
According to reports, the chairperson of the commission, Nimota Akanbi, recently met with the outgoing Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Ibrahim Pantami to seek out areas of collaboration towards the actualization of the deployment of digital pedagogy in secondary schools across the country.
Digitization allows for flexibility in undergraduate study. Students with long commutes can access, read, and respond to course materials on digital devices such as phones while in transit.
According to the American Library Association, Digital pedagogy focuses specifically on the use of technology to break down learning barriers and enhance students’ learning experiences.
The head of Press and Public Relations of NSSEC, Fatima Bappare, confirmed the importance of digitization and agreed to work out modalities for its deployment in schools in Nigeria.
She said that the commission’s request for the technical assistance and partnership from the ministry is to facilitate a seamless deployment of digitization in senior secondary schools in the nation.”
She further solicited for manpower development for staff of the commission to improve their productivity and capability in the workforce, as well as to develop a unified educational portal for data collation for senior secondary schools which would serve as a data depository bank for information dissemination.