The Minister of State for Education, Dr Yusuf Sununu, has stressed the need for the application of advanced technologies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) to manage surveillance in schools.

The Minister emphasised that deploying AI across schools would assist in teaching, monitoring, and securing students and teachers. “We must apply technology, including AI, to establish robust tracking mechanisms and surveillance around our schools,” Sununu said. The Minister expressed confidence that the National Assembly would come up with recommendations tailored towards applying advanced tech through effective partnerships to promote economic, technological, and national security awareness.

The Minister added “ We understand the significance of information technology in the 21st century and its role in enhancing economic competitiveness globally. Furthermore, we recognise its potential to expand access to education at all levels.” He reassured the nation of the Federal Government's commitment to prioritising the development, proper application, and deployment of information technology in the education system.

Dr Sununu affirmed “ The Federal Government is fully committed to positioning Nigeria as a global leader, particularly in Africa. Information technology plays a crucial role in fulfilling this objective.” He then urged professionals to align with the administration's vision to contribute to national development.

The Senior Special Assistant to The President on entrepreneurship development in innovation and digital economy, Jennifer Adighije emphasised AI's potential to push sustainable socio-economic development and accelerate prosperity through digital efficiency. She further stated "We recognise AI as a technological revolution that will reshape various sectors, from education to healthcare, manufacturing and beyond.  

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