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Covid-19: Nasarawa ICT Bureau counts losses

By Francis Simon

The Director-General of the Nasarawa State Bureau for Information, Communication Technology, Mallam Shehu Ibrahim, has outlined challenges faced by the bureau since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mallam Shehu in an exclusive interview in his office in Lafia, told ExpressDay that the bureau was at it peak of development in the State when the disease broke out.

According to him, the COVID-19 has affected both learning and revenue generation, as all the 80 ICT candidates had to be stopped from attending their normal lectures.

“As you can see, all our e-/libraries across the state had been closed and we can not admit more students, because the ones on ground were forced to stop at the time they were preparing for their exams.

“Despite the lockdown, we are fashioning new plans and policies that can help us stay afloat once the coronavirus blows over soon, as we hope”, he said.

ExpresDay reports that the Bureau had three accredited JAMB centers which were used in the last Post-UME examinations, with well over 100 students that sat for the exams.

Written by ExpressDay

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