Are Technology Deployments in Education Really Revolutionary? Pt 1

Are Technology Deployments in Education Really Revolutionary? Pt 1

It is hard to talk about development in any industry in this modern age without making reference to the role technology has to play on the nature or extent of such development. Although, some researchers struggle to define the extent to which technology impacts some sectors, there is a general consensus that it […]

Useful Tools for Online Teachers

Useful Tools for Online Teachers

As we have already established, going online saves you a lot of time and money, either these would be spent commuting to and from your work or buying and photocopying tons of materials for your lessons. However, the world of online teaching and learning is vast, to say the least.  You […]

Technology & Nigeria’s Education Problems Pt 2 (Quality)

Technology & Nigeria’s Education Problems Pt 2 (Quality)

We previously established (read more here) that technology can increase access to education especially in a country like Nigeria where the demand is high, in this article we will establish another of our nation’s education problems that technology can solve. Not only does technology increase access but it can also increase […]

What I Have Learnt From Teaching Online

What I Have Learnt From Teaching Online

Transitions are always hard to cope with, nonetheless, necessary. Well, sometimes, at least. Moving on from face-to-face to online teaching, either partially or fully, is a practice that is increasingly gaining more and more ground in today’s teaching vocation. This, of course, does not only refer to English language teaching (which […]

Technology & Nigeria’s Education Problems Pt. 1 (Access)

Technology & Nigeria’s Education Problems Pt. 1 (Access)

Image Credit In one of my previous posts, read here, I identified a couple of problems facing Nigeria’s education sector. One of the key issues mentioned was access, there are more university candidates than the admission slots available to them. This means that our education system (especially HigherEd) is unable to […]

Teachers’ role in Moulding Tomorrow’s Leaders

Teachers’ role in Moulding Tomorrow’s Leaders

Image Credit: http://kathleendenly.com/2015/11/13/5-lessons-i-learned-at-my-first-writers-conference/ I remember a song we used to sing at the end of morning assembly when I was in elementary school. I am sure most readers who had their elementary education in Nigeria in the late 90s can identify with the song and it goes thus: “Parents listen to your […]

Why are youths running from science?

Why are youths running from science?

Ask any kid around these days on what career they want to pursue and the likelihood that it’s a science-based one is low especially for young girls. What exactly is the cause of this trend? Also, with this dwindling interest in science, it comes as no surprise that there is the […]

Making a Case for Vocational Learning

Making a Case for Vocational Learning

You remember when you wrote the JAMB examination and you were under intense pressure to score above 200 so as to qualify for Post-Jamb exam into a Tertiary Institution. Remember WAEC; you needed to ace the core subjects including English and Mathematics while simultaneously avoiding an ‘F’ in your result so as […]

How relevant will Teachers be in 10 years time?

How relevant will Teachers be in 10 years time?

That’s a question with varying answers. But before addressing the question, a bit of background is necessary. Let’s back track to some not-too-distant past…When missionaries brought ‘education’ (quote intentional) to parts of the developing world, and the concept of a ‘teacher’ was that of a white man in khaki shorts, shirt and a […]

Educating Generation Next

Educating Generation Next

In a 2013 report by Daily Times Nigeria, the then Minister of Education; Professor Ruqayyatu Rufai; said that the capacity of tertiary institutions in the country was about 500,000. In that same year about 1.7 million candidates sat for exam into these tertiary institutions. This definitely means that about 1.2 million […]