The Minister of communication and digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim pantami
The Minister of communication and digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim pantami

Pantami Requests TETFUND To Help Education Sector Utilise Emerging Technologies

TECH DIGEST – Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy have instructed the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) to use emerging technology to boost the country’s education sector. Emerging technology trends are assisting educators in improving the delivery of educational services and assisting practitioners in achieving better communication between teachers and students.

On a recent working visit to his office in Abuja, Pantami received the management of TETFUND, led by the Executive Secretary, Sunday S.T. Echono, who spoke about how schools are increasingly adopting emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality to remodel how today’s classroom works.

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Whether it’s Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, 3D Printing, Robotics, Adaptive Learning Algorithms, Asynchronous Learning and Microlearning, Live Streaming from school to school, school to expert, or remote teaching and learning, emerging technologies are redefining education, according to Panatmi.

According to the minister, the use of blockchain technology in Nigeria’s higher institutions will assist maintain data integrity and increase efficiency in the administration of certificates, transcripts, and records, among other things.

According to Echono, the TETFUND team is looking to collaborate with the ministry in the areas of internet for education, broadband penetration, subsidized data for educational content, data hosting, thesis digitization, and hybrid education facilitation.

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