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dRPC Urges JCCE to Adopt Digital Technology for Enhanced Learning

Written by Yusuf Zubairu

The 2024 Joint Consultative Committee on Education JCCE Reference Committee has accepted the recommendation of the Development Research and Projects Center (dRPC) on the adoption of digital boards in teaching as part of effort to improve learning in schools.

In a statement by the dRPC’s Education Officer, Alhaji Suleiman Mahmud,
described technological infusion in teaching in Nigerian schools as the best method to improve learning and move away from traditional methods.

Alhaji Mahmud explained that, adoption of digital board would go along away in a shifting from chalkboards and whiteboards to Digital Boards in order to meet the Digital Technology revolution in learning.

“Mahmud represented the memo at the 2024 Joint Consultative Committee on Education meeting in Calabar from 27 to 30 May 2024 at the College of Health Technology, Mary Slessor Avenue, Calabar, Cross Rivers State*

According to him, the theme for the meeting was “Innovation, Digital Technology and Entrepreneurship: Tools for Educational and National Development in the 21st Century was attended by Permanent Secretaries and Directors from the ministries of education, the federal ministry of education, and the federal capital territory. Military and Paramilitary Personnel, Education stakeholders, CSOs, and NGOs were also attendees.

Alhaji Sulaiman Mahmud also revealed that, Development Research and Projects Center dRPC in collaboration with the Ministry of Education in Kano state, had presented two memos during the meeting.

He stressed that, the first one was on need to include Civic Education as a course of study in Nigerian Tertiary institutions as an innovative tool for Educational and National Development in the 21st Century.

‘’ Our memo was a call for a shift from using Chalkboards and whiteboards to using Digital Boards in teaching to meet up with Digital Technology as a tool for Educational and National Development in the 21st Century.’

Alhaji Suleiman also disclosed that, the summaries of the recommendations from the nine different committees will be harmonised to produce one summary of recommendations for approval at the National Council of Education later in the year.

“All approved memos that are similar will be merged by the JCCE secretariate to avoid duplication. After the harmonization, the SoR will be shared with all those who attended the JCCE meeting.’’’ He added