A new education policy approved by Ekiti state Government, which mandates the teaching of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) as a means of safety and subject at the primary cadre of education.
The new policy became imperative to boost ICT for the citizens to know and expand the scope of knowledge for more opportunities in the global community, said by the state government.
According to report, this new policy statement was issued yesterday by Mr. Muyiwa Olumilua.
The statement said the State Executive Council presided over by Governor Kayode Fayemi adopted the policy at its virtual meeting held in Ado Ekiti, on Friday.
The executive council approved the development of an ICT policy for both primary and secondary schools in Ekiti state.
The statement said: “This is in furtherance of one of the major pillars of the Fayemi-led administration, which is the Knowledge Economy.
“The policy was approved to fulfill the quest to commence ICT education right from our basic schools in Ekiti, and to embrace a structured approach in building a robust, scalable and sustainable ICT culture.
The statement noted that the proposed policy covered six thematic areas: human capital development, infrastructure, awareness and communication, governance, financing and monitoring and evaluation.