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FCTA Maps Out Strategies To Curb Piracy In Schools

Federal Capital Territory Administration has mapped out strategies aimed at curbing piracy in schools within the Territory.

FCT Permanent Secretary, Mr Olusade Adesola stated this at a book fair to promote intellectual property organized by the FCT Education Resource Centre in Abuja.

Speaking at the 27th annual book fair, the Permanent Secretary, Mr Olusade Adesola said the FCT Administration was committed to promoting reading culture among students in the Territory.

Represented by the director of engineering, Mr Felix Obiora, the Permanent Secretary commended the efforts of the education resource center in bringing innovations aimed at advancing the education sector in the FCT.

“Improving the reading culture of Nigerians,for students to understand the importance of reading and also in the fight against piracy, making it possible for people to earn in their work and intellectual property”

On his part, the FCT Education secretary, Sani El-katuzu called for more collective efforts among stakeholders towards improving the school curriculum in line with international best practices.

“It offers us opportunity to meet the publishers and negotiate the content of the curriculum that will advance the education sector”

Earlier, the Director of FCT Education Resource Center, Mrs Nimmat Abdulrahim reiterated the commitment of the center in adding value to the education sector in the Territory.

“ERC had been doing a lot of publicity in having the right books, unpirated books across the schools, we kept on bringing more and more innovations to improve the quality of education in FCT”

Also speaking, the Director general, Nigerian Copyright Commission, Dr John Asaihe represented by the director of operations, Mr Obi Ezeilo said the commission was collaborating with relevant authorities in curbing the menace of piracy.

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