FCTA To Commence E- Education In Schools

FCTA To Commence E- Education In Schools

By Ismaila Jimoh, Abuja

 In a move to ensure increase in accessibility to education in the Federal Capital Territory, authorities of the nation’s capital have put in place measures that will see to the implementation of e-education platforms in all its schools across the territory.

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 This disclosure was made by the FCT Education Secretary, Hon. Sani Dahir El-Katusu, following the FCTA Executive Committee meeting which was chaired by the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello. 

He said the plan was a part of the Education Secretariat’s presentation to the Executive Committee.

  He equally said that when fully operational, the measure will enable students who are unable to attend classes physically, attend virtually while results could be accessed and students’ performance monitored online amongst other services.

  According to him “It is not only making it possible for parents to check the results of their wards online but also making students who may not be physically available in the school due to some challenges to attend lessons from home.

   “We want to operate an e-education whereby our lesson plans, our scheme of work and our lesson notes are all online so that we can supervise without having to physically visit the schools. These are all things that are in the pipeline. In fact, we have gone into the advanced stage of making these happen”.

   El-Katazu further explained that, “The e-attendance and most of these e-provisions we have made are in order to assist students who cannot physically be in school.  

 ” In fact, it was prompted by the COVID situation where our schools had to be closed down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That is why we created avenues where students can attend lectures from their homes and that prompted the e-attendance, the smart schools and the rest”.

 Speaking on security in the FCT, the Senior Special Assistant on Security to the Honourable Minister, Ambassador Abu Salihu Mohammed, described the FCT as the most secured place in the country with security agencies working round the clock to keep it that way.

 The aide said although there are some pockets of challenges, especially at the border towns, adequate measures are in place to curtail criminal activities in those areas with the use of joint security patrols amongst other measures.

He said: “Although there are some challenges along the fringes, the security agencies are doing their best to make sure that the situation along the fringes where we have pockets of kidnapping cases are resolved.