Post COVID-19: Yobe turns tertiary institutions into e-learning ones
From SaniGazasChinade, Damaturu
Yobe State Commissioner for Higher Education, Prof. Muhammad Munkaila has said that the COVID-19 challenges to education sector is forcing his ministry to articulate plans for the State Government to support its tertiary institutions with all resources to become Information and Technology(IT)-driven in their teaching, learning and research.
Speaking to our reporter in Damaturu, Prof. Munkaila disclosed that the abrupt disruption of academic activities at various higher institutions of learning due to this pandemic would witness a massive investment on the ICT facilities for effective virtual learning and access to education.
According to him, the students at all levels have never had it so bad for being out of classrooms long enough due to pandemic in the recent past, stressing that the ministry would propose to the state government to provide high definition internet broadband to all tertiary institutions to promote e-learning.
He said this would also encourage the higher institutions of learning to improve their visibility in the cyberspace in addition to ensuring intellectual properties sharing and transfers with other sister institutions across the globe.
He called on the state owned educational institutions to introduce more programmes that would make their students self-reliant to reduce the rate of unemployment youth in the State.