Nigeria’s teledensity has risen from 68.50 percent to 96.08 percent from 2011 to 2014.
The director-general, National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Engineer Peter Jack revealed this at the commissioning of ‘Knowledge Access Venue’ at Pilot Secondary School in Katsina.
Engr. Jack further said internet access had increased from 29 percent to 52 percent within the period while personal computer/mobile ownership and penetration have significantly improved.
He attributed the increase of teledensity and internet access to implementation of various initiatives and provision of enabling environment.
Jack said the agency in collaboration with federal ministry of communication and technology is working to solve the problem of infrastructure, low e-governance index, innovation and skills acquisition facing the growth of internet eco system.
He said the commissioning of the knowledge access venue was part of agency’s support of information technology to schools across the nation.
He said the project would benefit students and other users for acquisition of ICT skills, research capabilities and entrepreneurship.
Earlier, governor Aminu Bello Masari said the project would enhance teaching and learning in secondary schools through the use of information and communication technology and education empowerment initiatives.
Represented by his deputy, Mannir Yakubu, the governor said his administration would give priority to existing science and technical schools to meet up with the current wave of globalization in science and technology of the 21st century.
“Our existing 39 computer centres which some have full internet services will be improved and maintained to get the best result and achieve the set objectives,” he said.


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