EXPERTS CALLS FOR COMPULSORY ICT STUDIES IN SCHOOLS0
Following the global adoption of ICT , the federal government has been urged to make Information and Communications Technology (ICT) a compulsory study across primary and secondary schools in Nigeria.
This call was made by a Lagos-based ICT expert, Temitope Ogunsemo, at a technology workshop in Lagos, where he noted that the call became necessary as a result of the impact that ICT is creating in various sectors of global economies.
At the workshop tagged: ‘Creating the Future Workforce in a 21st Century Classroom’, Ogunsemo explained that it was necessary to make ICT compulsory in schools for better knowledge in order to address some technicalities that will give Nigeria an edge in the global technology space, especially as the internet has made the world flat by providing easy access to information.
Ogunsemo, who is also the Managing Director of Krystal Digital Limited, a networks solutions firm, said students with ICT knowledge would assist to develop the nation, making use of their experience and advancement in technology.
“These will facilitate their learning skills, knowledge and experience in information technology. This is a global world, therefore, there will be need for the youths to meet with global trend,”