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Nigeria to Partner Swizerland in Digital Education

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Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, says Nigeria is ready to partner with Switzerland in digital education through Science, Technology and Innovation.

The Permanent Secretary, Monilola Udoh disclosed this when a delegation from Swiz Embassy led by the Director, Foreign Affairs of Ecole Polytechnique Fedederale de Lausanne (EPFL) Mr. Kuttel Olivier paid a courtesy visit to the ministry in Abuja.

In a statement signed by the Deputy Director, Public Relation, Atuora Obiora and made available to Channel Network Afrique, CNA, the Permanent Secretary said Nigeria has a long history in developing digitalized education, noting that with careful collaboration with other countries, the nation can achieve its desire goal.

She reiterated that digital education will ensure skills acquisition, wealth creation and job opportunities to our team youths.

The Permanent Secretary pointed out that enhanced access to education by Nigerians is necessary for socio-economic development of the nation.  

While assuring the delegation of the Ministry’s commitment to collaborate with Swizerland in digital education to help the people access network and internet, the Permanent Secretary said “we know that EPFL is a non profitable institution that is why we are ready to collaborate on that basis as it will help us identify with such universities that have talents in our country.”

Earlier, the leader of the delegation Mr. Kuttel Olivier said that the purpose of their visit is to collaborate with the ministry in area of digital education by fishing out young talented African Students in various universities to train and equip them through digital education so that they will become entrepreneurs to train and retrain others in the country.

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