FG Begins Curriculum Dev’t For Internet Safety Schools.

 FG Begins Curriculum Dev’t For Internet Safety Schools.

The Federal Government has begun development of a curriculum on internet safety for primary and secondary schools.The curriculum is intended to provide safety guides for primary and secondary school children who are not only very passionate in the use of the internet, but also very much naive and ignorant of the ills and dangers associated

with its use.The development, according to the Nigerian Education Research and Development Council,NERDC, which partners the Public Private Development Centre,PPDC, for the project,was borne out of government’s “desire to ensure safe and responsible use of the internet among young internet users, as they explore, maximize and

utilize all the benefits the internet offers.” L-R; President Muhammadu Buhari, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federal Abubakar Malami, Minister of Agriculture, Chief Audu Ogbeh, Minister of State Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Heineken Lokpobiri and Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen Udoma Udo Udoma

during the federal Executive council (FEC) meeting held at the Council Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung and Minister of State Mines and Steels, Alhaji Bawa Bwari Chamber in Abuja. PHOTO; SUNDAY AGHAEZE. NOV 7 2018. Speaking at the writing workshop for the development of the online safety curriculum for Nigerian schools, Tuesday in

Abuja,the Executive Secretary of NERDC,Prof. Ismail Junaidu, explained that the event followed the concept development workshop held late late last year. “At that workshop, we articulated an overarching Concept Plan that harmonized various thoughts and ideas into a clear and logical directions as to what should constitute the objectives and

contents of the intended curriculum,”he noted. The project, he explained,”is a collaborative one between the Nigerian Educational Research and Development Council (NERDC) and the Public Private Development Centre (PPDC) with sponsorship from Google.” “ Let me inform you that one fundamental factor that enhances the provision of quality

services to the citizens of a nation is the willingness of key government functionaries and agencies to form alliance with individuals and groups, especially the non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the initiation, delivery and management of programmes and projects. “It was this understanding that led to the coming together of NERDC and

PPDC.

Ayomide Oyewole

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