The executive secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) says in the last seven years, they have committed the sum of N27.76 billion as ICT intervention support to public tertiary schools in the country.
About N3.43 billion (representing 12.5 percent) of the total amount was spent on train lecturers and other workers on digital literacy and productivity skills acquisition alone in those schools under the years in review.
Mr Sonny Achono made this revelation in Lagos while delivering the 26th convocation lecture of the Lagos State University(LASU). He further stated that universities got the largest share which was N15.59 billion out of the total allocation, while the polytechnics and colleges of education got N6.37 billion and N5.80 billion respectively.
Achono, who spoke on ‘Higher Education in the Digital Age,’ explained that the essence of investing such a huge amount of money on ICT in tertiary schools is to demonstrate that the 21st century economy requires that graduates possess relevant digital skills to thrive and contribute significantly.