Pantami seeks deployment of Blockchain technology in the education sector
Written by Broad Admin on April 21, 2022
The Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy has called on the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) to facilitate the deployment of emerging technologies such as blockchain to promote Nigeria’s educational sector.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami when he received the management of TETFUND, led by the Executive Secretary, Arc Sunday S. T. Echono on a working visit.
The TETFUND team was at the Communications and Digital Economy Complex, Abuja to explore collaboration with the Ministry in the areas of Internet for Education; Broadband Penetration; Subsidies Data for Educational Contents; Data Hosting; Digitalization of Thesis, and Facilitation of Hybrid Education.
What the Minister is saying about the initiative
He said, “The deployment of blockchain technology in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions will help preserve data integrity and promote efficiency in the administration of certificates, transcripts, and records, among others.”