Easy learning, teaching close to home in Nigeria

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Nigerian students and teachers nationwide can now access digital content, based on the national curriculum for learning and teaching basic Mathematics and science, free. This has been made possible by a portal, recently launched by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Intel Corporation in Abuja. Gift Michael of Junior Secondary School, Kurudu, FCT, said she also had her first contact with the classmate personal computer a month ago. 't has helped me to test my brain and learn on my own. Using it is so easy. It makes Maths so simple because it shows you the shapes and everything.'

These were two of the students, drawn from about 10 schools, who participated in the official launch of '' at the Government Junior Secondary School (GJSS), Jabi, Abuja, recently. The project was collaboration between the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and Intel Corporation, with support from Shell Nigeria and the Education Trust Fund (ETF). The School content, built in line with the Nigerian curriculum, provides digital content for teaching and learning of basic Mathematics and science, provided over the Internet, intranet and multimedia CDs for Nigerian schools. Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Aliyu Modibbo Umar, who performed the launching, said he was 'quite elated to be here today to once more flag off an educational initiative that promises to revolutionise the teaching and learning process in our schools.'

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