Senate President Ahmed Lawan
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate Worries over state of Computer Education in Public Schools

The Senate today at plenary urged the Federal Government and all stakeholders in the education sectors to address the sorry state of computer education by providing computer training for teachers in public schools and basic computer facilities for the proper training of pupils and students in computer knowledge.

In a motion sponsored by Senator Eyakenyi Akon Etim representing Akwa Ibom South and 34 other Senators on the Urgent Need to address the sorry state of Computer Education by providing training for Teachers and Basic Computer Facilities in Public Schools, the Senators are aware that the National policy on education recognizes the importance of computer education and ICT by providing for the training of teachers and provision of basic facilities for teaching computer knowledge in primary and secondary schools.

They observed that most public schools in Nigeria lack competent teachers in computer knowledge and the basic facilities to properly teach pupils and students in primary and secondary schools computer knowledge..

While noting that all aspect of Nigerian and global sectors is now ICT based and our future generation are not being prepared for the future, reminded that education is a fundamental right.

They accordingly resolves to urge the government to formulate a policy for the building and equipping of a computer lab in primary schools and mandate the Committee on Education when constituted to liaise with all stakeholders in education to comply with the policy.

Also today, the Senate considered the request of Mr. President for the confirmation of Honorable Justice Mahmud Tanko for appointment as Chief Justice of Nigeria in accordance with section 23(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended.

Charles Akpan
Deputy Director

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