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Microsoft, FG partner to empower Nigerian teachers on IT

The Federal Ministry of  Education has signed a  "Partners in Learning (PiL) Memorandum of Understanding" (MoU) with Microsoft that will see teachers from all levels of education being trained to deliver digital literacy and technology curricula in schools across the country, reports Business Day. The aim of the agreement is to create a learning community of teachers who are able to deliver effective information and communication technology (ICT) training to other teachers and students. Speaking at the signing ceremony, Aisha Dukku, minister of state for Education noted that the government of Nigeria is very committed to ensuring the success of projects such as this one because it benefits the country on many levels. She went further to highlight the projects that the Ministry and Microsoft had collaborated on previously including the recently concluded Innovative Teachers Forum awards, and the ongoing Partners in Learning training going on across the country.

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