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FCT focuses on technological transformation of schools in Abuja

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L-R: Alh. Uman Aliyu, Director Administration, FCT Secondary Education Board; Hajiya Rahmatu K. Nusa, Head of Division (Science, Technology and Mathematics, FCT Secondary Education Board; Alh. Yahaya Musa Muhammad, Chairman, FCT Secondary Education Board; Mrs. Nanre Emeje, Director/ Secretary of Board, FCT Secondary Education Board; Mrs. Aishatu Alhassan, Director School Services, FCT Secondary Education Board and Paul Olatunde, Country Director, Testmaster Education Limited

The Federal Capital Territory Secondary Education Board has partnered with a global education technology company, TESTMASTER Education Limited, in a bid to transform the secondary education system in Abuja using technology.

Coinciding with the ongoing e-learning project with the FCT Secondary Education Board, the digital learning and teaching project when implemented in all the FCT Area Education Councils will reach over 76,000 students and 4,000 teachers in 136 Senior secondary schools in the FCT.

Speaking a press conference yesterday in Abuja, the Country Director, Testmaster Education Limited, Paul Olatunde, said the initiative will provide equal access to high-quality learning materials i.e the curriculum offered to all classes of learners from different socio-economic backgrounds using the technologies.

He noted that partnership will also promote better time management skills, a high level of job performance for teachers and better monitoring of students’ academic performances.

“Make teaching and learning to be more fun, rather than a burden, thus creating a warm climate of relationships among education stakeholders including, the community, parents, learners, teachers, schools managers, and education ministry.

According to him “the solution contains over 25,000 original exercises and tutorial lessons, curriculum-based – all solved in short step-by-step videos.

“Testmaster Education took into consideration the increase in the use of mobile devices in Nigeria, leveraged on it and created this trend changer, TestMaster. Toastmaster, through its developments, addresses the weak as well as the strong students with what this millennial generation truly seeks, i.e. a short, intuitive, visual, professional, simple and AFFORDABLE way to pass through these turbulent periods.

“Testmaster imparts them the ability to outperform while learning in an easy and effective way, at their own pace, free from the stress and disturbance experienced in today’s crowded learning environments.

In his remarks, the Chairman, FCT Secondary Education Board, Yahaya Mohammad, commended Testmaster for helping to bridge the gap caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“What we have today in our schools with regards to the activities of Testmaster is what we have been yearning for it is in tandem with the expectations of staff and students.

“We are quite aware of how this has assisted us, particularly to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, which ordinarily would have been a very herculean task.


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