Education stakeholders who attended 2020 Edutech Conference have called on government at all levels to adopt approaches that will promote the advancement of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in schools.
They said that the closure of schools occasioned by COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the weakness of education system in Nigeria.
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The Managing Director of Education First Nigeria Ltd. (Edufirst), Mr. Moses Imayi at the conference stressed the need to encourage the future leaders to showcase innovation and creativity in their attempt to compete globally, noting that the role of technology in the education sector cannot be over emphasized.
The conference themed ‘Jobs, Education and Technology: The New Normal’ and jointly organized by Edufirst and the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) paraded an array of educators in the private sector, students from our over 70 Technological Experience Centres in Federal Unity Colleges (FUCs) across the six geopolitical zones, as well as students from the tertiary institutions among others.
According to him, Edufirst mobilized students from the Federal Unity Colleges to the conference in order to showcase their inventions during the COVID-19 lockdown so as to encourage other students to brace up for technological innovations.
The President and Council Chairman of NBCC, Mr. Kayode Falowo also noted that it is imperative for Africa to rethink its vision of the future of education and take practical steps towards adopting a blended learning approach to re-position education in the continent and ensure students remain competitive in this global age.