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NITDA, Others Push For Edutech Solutions Across Africa

NITDA, Others Push For Edutech Solutions Across Africa

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) is planning to make education in Africa a better one.

For this reason, it met with stakeholders in the education and IT sectors.

The aim was how to improve schools’ curriculum.

As well as on how to use indigenous technology for learning.

Schools across the world have been on lockdown since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Students across Africa and the world have not been able to access the four walls of the classroom

Collaborators of Edutech solutions across Africa

NITDA said that collaboration had started with a technical working group to achieve its aim.

The group is the Indigenous Edtech Working Group for Nigeria (IEWGN).

This is to enable it to look for ways to reach people in rural areas.

NITDA disclosed this via the virtual Stakeholders’ meetup and hangout.

The event was themed, “Leveraging Indigenous Technologies to Enhance Educational Development.”

People from the Federal Ministry of Education were present.

Others were the National Universities Commission, the Tertiary Trust Fund, and the FCT Secondary Education Board.

Why NITDA is working effortlessly on this

NITDA is working towards making the future of Nigerian youths better.

According to the agency, there is a gap between technology and education.

Looking at the current technological trends, we discovered after much research that there are large skill-gaps,” NITDA said.

NITDA has taken technology to the grassroots through its intervention projects.

It has also explored other areas or platforms that will ease digital literacy.

For example, open-source technology like Unity Board, which falls under open hardware, will be considered.

This shows the shift from analytical thinking to creative thinking.

The IT regulator assured stakeholders at the agency that it is committed to implementing these plans.

In fact, it created a platform for adopting indigenous products.

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However, there is hope that NITDA’s plan to deploy Edutech solutions across Africa is possible.

As this will better the lives of these young future leaders who depend on it.


NITDA is committed to implementing the National Digital economy policy for digital Nigeria.

Its directive is to create frameworks for planning, research, development, standardization.

Additionally, the agency is also mandated to create evaluation and regulation of IT practices in Nigeria.

NITDA’s top priority is Developmental Regulation, Digital Literacy/Skills and Solid Infrastructure.

Other activities include:

1. Service Infrastructure

2. Digital Services Development and Promotion

3. Software Infrastructure Digital Society and Emerging Technologies.

4. Indigenous Content Development and Adoption.

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