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).

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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