In a bid to fast-track educational development through technology, the Federal Government has planned to deploy digital learning Blackboard to ensure easy access to online academic resources.
Mamman explained that the Blackboard platform would ensure easy access to online academic resources and address the limitation of the physical capacity of learning and the inability to access credible learning materials.
“I am a firm believer in technology; I believe in the efficacy of what we can use technology to achieve.
“We are at the beginning of major reform in the education sector from the basic to tertiary levels. We know that physical capacity is a limiting factor, but through IT, you can reach practically everybody, and we are determined to do it,” he said.
Minister of Education, Prof. Tahir Mamman, made this known on Thursday while receiving in his office a delegation of Anthology Executives from the United States in Abuja.
In his remarks, the Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Arc. Sonny Echono, who led the Anthology Executives to the Minister, stressed that the Blackboard platform would establish a Centre of Excellence in Nigeria as a benchmark for online learning methodologies
He added that the Blackboard would enroll about two million student users in Nigeria across the two hundred and fifty-three beneficiary institutions of the Fund.