Bauchi ministry partners information technology firm to enhance communication

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Rukayat Akanbi, Bauchi

Bauchi State Ministry of Education and Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) have partnered to train education administrators to be ICT compliance.

The Commissioner for Education, Dr. Aliyu Tilde, during the weekend said the partnership was to leap the ministry from its ineffective way of paper file communication system within its publics. He added that computers have been distributed to all the 219 public secondary schools across the State.

“Almost nothing could be done successfully without Information Communication Technology in the ministry due to the large size of workers, there are 20 local government areas in the state and we are having it difficult to communicate memo to all the schools,” he said.

Tilde said the state government is planning to build and equip the 219 secondary schools with ICT laboratories, where the students would have access to e-library with embedded textbooks.

The CITAD programme coordinator, Isa Garba explained that the partnership would improve the productivity of the ministry with effective communication system. He said that the ministry’s ICT and examination directorates have been trained on packages that could enhance their work.

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