The Federal Ministry of Education made this known in a report to the 55th National Council on Education (NCE), a copy of which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) weekend in Abuja. The report did not name the schools benefiting from the first phase of the programme, which began in January but that the 102 unity schools would benefit from the programme, which would be completed by the end of 2009. The report also said that computers, printers and furniture were being provided in the schools in the bid to provide Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
It also said that 'Very Small Aperture Terminals Satellite (V-SATS)' were being provided in the schools for internet connectivity. The report said that professional training was being organised for ICT staff and principals in the schools to make them ICT compliant. According to the report, a National Information Technology Education Framework (NITEF) has been developed through the initiative of the Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (CPN).
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