Nigeria’s Kano State Government has plans underway to establish an e-learning centre in each of the 44 local government areas of the state this year.
In an interview with local media of Nigeria, the state Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Tajuddeen Gambo, said that the project, which would be executed in collaboration with a Canadian non-governmental organisation, was part of the government’s effort to encourage e-learning.
“By 2015, JAMB examination is going to be done electronically. So you have to ensure that all your students taking the examination are computer literate otherwise they will not pass the examination,” he said.
The Commissioner added that the e-learning centres are going to be opened in each of the local government areas with no fewer than 30 computers in each centre; and also that the state government will also provide 61 computers in every secondary school.
The government has already selected 100 secondary schools under the first phase of the programme.
“Computer study is now compulsory in all our secondary schools from this year, hence the decision to provide the facilities. The state government has awarded contract worth N65 million for the e-learning programme at the Governor’s College in Kano under its pilot project,” said Gambo.
He added that the project would later be extended to First Lady’s College and all the science and technical colleges across the state.