Technology has made such an indelible mark in this digital age that developing nations like Nigeria will also start implementing new and polished gadgets in their education system to make it better and stronger.
It was the Africa Resources and Technology for Education (ARTE) show where a wide range of modernised education tools was exhibited. The show was held recently in Lagos that displayed vocational class equipments, multilingual books, interactive boards, digital campus companions, laptops, remote controls for analysing students’ performances and CDs comprising past questions with answers applicable for several examinations.
Worldview International, the show organisers, said that the sole objective behind this grand initiative was to merge the local and the international education suppliers for showcasing the modern resources, software and technology that can play key roles in teaching thereby giving rise to a high scoring education system.
The marketing manager of Worldview International, Charlotte Mayanja said that the combination of educational suppliers and industrial experts would positively result in the development of Nigeria’s education system, whether it happens through any software application, technology or any kind of resource.
O’Hara Nigeria Limited is one of the stakeholders who after collaborating with LABTECH International demonstrated the technology for both vocational and technical education for Nigeria at the ARTE show.
According to the managing director of O’Hara Nigeria Limited, Dominic Uvieghara, the gathering was intended to find new ways to enhance the education system in Nigeria through the provision of technology. He further said that there were teachers, administrators and pupils present there who would contribute together to give Nigeria’s education system a big boost.
The General Manager for International Sales and Marketing, LABTECH International, Mr. Andrew Thompson said in the ARTE lecture that that the biggest problem was that there were staff of the 20th century teaching students of the 21st century in classroom of the 19th century which was altogether a total disconnection. Taking this aspect into consideration, he further said that technology must be integrated into the classrooms that can keep the students engaged in their lessons and help the teachers adopt new and effective teaching ways.
Mr. Thompson said that the three most necessary things that are required to teach while using technology are Infrastructure, Infostructure and Infoculture. Once these things are implemented in the classrooms, the quality of education will keep getting enhanced with time.
Out of those necessary requirements, Infrastructure is the most effective one that will set the educational standard in the classrooms. In fact, establishing it will be easy with the inclusion of computers, cameras and projectors. So, once the infrastructure is set, almost every classroom in Nigeria will take no time to allure students from far and wide.