The Federal Government has announced the approval of the establishment of e-learning centres for primary schools across the 36 states of the country and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed made this disclosure while speaking with the State House journalists after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting which took place at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Mohammed said the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu "had sought approval from the council for the award of contracts for the provision of a satellite-based education system for 109 e-learning centres across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory."
"The contract was for N964 million and is in favour of Messrs Nas Navigation. The purpose of the memo is to provide each senatorial district in the country with e-learning provision, each state has three senatorial districts and the FCT has one senatorial district
“The scope of the project is the provision of a satellite-based education system for about 4,360 users in the 109 senatorial districts and it was through the installation of 109 receiver satellite unit model antenna in three schools in each state.
“Installation and provision of 109 vast mile server in three schools in each state connecting up to 100 device installation of 109 server units for receiver terminals and deployment of 4,360 Android tablets,” the minister added.