Governor Nasir El-Rufai has disclosed that the Kaduna State government is purchasing 10,000 tablets loaded with educational material for its students.

El-Rufai, who announced this when Exxon-Mobil Mobil donated 5,000 Samsung tablets to the Kaduna State government, said the government conceived the initiative to improve learning outcomes and ensure that young students are made familiar with the knowledge potentials of modern technology, especially tablets and computers.

Receiving the tablets at Government House in Kaduna, Governor  El-Rufai, commended Exxon-Mobil for rallying behind Kaduna State’s Smart Education Initiative.

The governor  added that the successful attainment of these goals will enhance the national competitiveness of Kaduna State students and help build human capital.

El-Rufai,assured Exxon-Mobil that the tablets will be utilized in the pilot scheme that includes 13 schools adding that students in SS1 in Queen Amina College, a boarding school for girls, will flag-off the pilot scheme.

The governor stressing that this is to encourage young females and foster the confidence that the education of girls is a priority for the government.

Presenting the tablets,Paul Arinze of Mobil,commended the governor for the brilliant initiative, saying that the company is happy to  invest in an initiative that  will improve the overall performance of students.

The tablets are loaded with instructional materials, some of which combine written texts with audiovisual material. These enable students to interact digitally with textbooks and learning materials in a portable Format. Read full story here.



You might also like…

Why Nigeria must trade more with South Africa – Akin Oyebode

 There is room for the exchange of ideas between South Africa and Nigeria; this according to Akin Oyebode, Executive Secretary of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund. CNBC Africa caught up with him at a Business Round table in Lagos. Read more here.  Comments comments

Egypt and Israel sign $15 billion natural gas deal

 Israel has signed a multi-billion-dollar deal with Egypt to supply natural gas to the northeast African country over a span of ten years. Israeli energy company Delek Drilling and its US partner, Noble Energy, announced on Monday that they had signed a gas deal worth $15 billion with Egypt to supply a total of 64 […]

Benin, Liberia and Nigeria lead Africa in ranking at maiden global robotics competition (SEE FULL RANKING)

 Benin and Liberia were ranked highest among the 40 African countries that participated in the just ended FIRST Global Challenge robotics competition held in the United States capital, Washington DC. The six-round maiden international robotics event saw 163 national teams including 6 continental teams made up of students from around the world competing with the common goal of increasing […]