Nigeria’s education curriculum will now be available online, with the recent launch of the e-Curriculum by the Nigeria Education Research and Development Council (NERDC) in partnership with Sidmach Technologies Nigeria Limited.
The innovation will be powered by Intel processor and will run on Microsoft computer software.
Corporate Affairs Manager of Intel Corporations Nigeria, Akinola Babatunde expressed Intel’s pride at being associated with the innovative e-Curriculum.
“The decision to support the e-Curriculum initiative was in line with the core objectives of Intel which is to help to expand the frontiers of solutions provisions,” he said.
Like the Intel Explore and Learn – a digital based portal that advances the frontiers of teaching and learning by taking it beyond the four walls of the classrooms and more available to students and the teachers – “the new e-Curriculum will be powered by Intel processor with support from Microsoft Windows platform,” Babatunde said.
“It is an accepted fact that the pace at which a nation’s economy develops is strongly tied to its ability to access and utilize knowledge, the achievement of which is largely attributable to the development and deployment of ICT, explained Microsoft Nigeria’s Education Director, Patrick Onwumere.
The needed Access, according to Onwumere, strongly aligns with Microsoft’s 4Afrika initiative.
He therefore expressed the company’s happiness with the portal development, which he called “a great addition” to Microsoft’s several other collaborative efforts on education with Nigeria and government agencies.
The e-Curriculum project is in line with the core mandate of NERDC which is the agency of the Federal Ministry of Education, and the implementing agency for policies of the ministry, in respect of the Universal Basic Education (UBE) and other educational programmes throughout Nigeria.