The federal capital territory administration (fcta) has allocated n1.7 billion in the 2024 budget to launch a pilot smart secondary school in the federal capital territory. the fct minister, nyesom wike revealed this in abuja during an event honouring the achievements of public school students in academics and sports. wike emphasised the need to synchronise with global shifts toward digital education for teaching and learning. wike, who was represented by the mandate secretary, education secretariat, fcta, dr danlami hayyo, said that the move was to align with global trends in digital teaching and learning. he explained that the smart school, which would be located in karshi, a community under the abuja municipal area council, would be equipped with boarding and digital facilities for e-teaching and learning. he explained that the n1.7 billion was part of the n13.1 billion approved for the renovation, rehabilitation, and construction of new schools in the fct in 2024.