Sam Egwu, the Minister of Education mentioned, while inaugurating the committees to drive e-learning initiative in Nigeria, that in order to bring Nigeria amongst the 20 economies of the world by 2020 feasible, access to information and communication technologies at all level of the education sector should be accorded priority.
He emphasised that a committee needs to come up without delay to ensure immediate diffusion of e-learning into our education system. The programme is expected to start by the end of first quarter of 2010. The minister also said the committee will do basic work on infrastructure. He noted that communications equipment manufacturers must be involved. He also said that the deployment of e-learning will be carried out through public private partnership.