By Abdullahi Alhassan
Professor Olufemi Peters, the Vice-Chancellor of the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), has pledged to enhance digital E-learning for pupils of NOUN Staff School in Kaduna.
PRIME TIME NEWS gathered that the initiative aims to align with the national policy on basic education and boost community enrollment.
Professor Peters also expressed support for introducing additional international languages, complementing the recently introduced Arabic language in their Nursery and Primary school.
Speaking at the 9th Speech and Prize Giving Day in Kaduna, Professor Isaac Butswat, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of Administration, represented Professor Peters, emphasized that integrating digital E-learning and information technology into teaching would empower pupils, making them self-reliant and globally competitive.
“To facilitate this, 20 computers have been provided to the school” he disclosed
Dr. Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, the Deputy Governor of Kaduna State and Chairperson of the occasion, lauded the collaboration between Kaduna State Government and NOUN to promote digital E-learning, in line with the Nigerian education policy.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education, Dr.Halliru Musa Abubakar, She congratulated the school for significant enrollment growth, noting the importance of digital technology in modern education.
The Director of the Centre for Human Resource Development, Associate Professor Aminu Umar, expressed gratitude for the university’s support and emphasized their efforts to contribute to Nigeria’s development.
The event was attended by various stakeholders, including security agencies, educators, religious leaders, and parents, and featured activities such as spelling quizzes and a presentation on Artificial Intelligence.