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Use of ICT as a tool for learning is critical: NUC

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National Universities Commission (NUC) says less than 20 per cent of the nation's universities have access to Information and Communication Technology (ICT). < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

NUC pointed out that the critical point here is not the acquisition of hard wares and ICT skills for their own sake but the use of ICT as a tool for learning. ICT is needed for revitalising the education system. With wider access, there would be a shift from mere teaching to a rich learning environment, NUC said. It noted that most learning was actually informal and that without ICT people remained independent learners and were hardly able to reach their full potential.

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