The federal government has said it is working with state governments and some development partners to improve the country’s education system by making it more digitally accessible as part of its response to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sector.
Senior Special Assistant on Education Interventions to President Muhammadu Buhari, Obafela Bank-Olemoh, who disclosed it, said going forward, one of the key areas that Nigerians are going to see a lot of funding from both the federal and state governments towards the education sector, would be in the area of devices. “How do we get cheap and affordable devices into the hands of school students? It’s a key thing that we are working on,” he said.
Bank-Olemoh who spoke at MTN Nigeria’s The Revv Programme masterclass on ‘Education without Borders and Boundaries’, said: “The Revv Programme is an initiative from MTN Nigeria to help small businesses rethink and relearn their operations to enable them mitigate against the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic using a four-pronged approach that includes master classes, access to market, productivity tools support and advisory initiatives…
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