The Federal Government has launched the National Adopted School for Smart Education, NASSE; a programme meant to mentor school children on digital literacy.
Launching the Programme at the pilot school, Government Junior Secondary School, Karshi, Abuja, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr Ibrahim Isa Pantami said the programme was meant to boost the digital eco-system by educating the young ones on its value.
He said the COVID-19 pandemic accentuated the need for children to be digital savvy as most schools adopted virtual means for teaching and learning lessons.
The Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Kashifu Abdullahi said the programme serves as a fruition of engendering smart education for the youth while encouraging them to learn disruptive digital ideas and technologies.
Some of the students of the school, Halima Mohammed, Felicita Amadim and God Destiny Itaman said the new digital learning programme facility would avail them the chance to learn new ideas in the digital sector.
The National Adopted School for Smart Education, NASSE facility in the school has a 500 student and 30 teacher capacity computer lab fitted with wifi access.