Upskilling the Informal Sector in Nigeria: A Closer Look

Upskilling the Informal Sector in Nigeria: A Closer Look

Overview of the Informal Sector in Nigeria The International Labour Organization describes the informal sector as ‘units engaged in the production of goods or services with the primary objective of generating employment and income to the persons concerned.’ In the Nigerian context, the Bank of Industry describes the informal sector as […]

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Unlocking the Gains for Nigeria

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Unlocking the Gains for Nigeria

Overview of the Fourth Industrial Revolution The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) builds on the previous advancements achieved in the first, second and third industrial revolutions. The use of water and steam power to mechanize production characterized the first industrial revolution, the second industrial revolution used electric power to achieve mass production […]

EdTech Interventions Across Nigeria

EdTech Interventions Across Nigeria

“It’s a mess.” “I’d rather not have my children go through this system.” “Students are not really learning, they’re only doing la cram la pour.” Ask an average Nigerian what they think of the Nigerian education system and you are likely to get comments such as those above. It is not […]

Top Future of Work Interventions Across Africa

Top Future of Work Interventions Across Africa

It is no news that the world of work as we know it is changing… and fast. With more than 60% of the African population under the age of 25, the continent has a fertile ground of youth who will at one point or the other engage in economic activities. Unfortunately, […]

The Case for Hybrid Learning in Africa [2]

The Case for Hybrid Learning in Africa [2]

In a previous post, we explored the current state of the education system in Africa as well as arguments for and against the two methods of learning (traditional learning and online learning). Now, we’ll have a look at hybrid learning which is a blend of the two methods, and how it can […]

The Case for Hybrid Learning in Africa [1]

Truly, the educational system in Africa has been ripe for reform for…long enough. The Covid-19 pandemic accelerated an urgency for remote learning but few countries in Africa could readily adopt online learning. Before you proceed – no – this is not another random article on the internet about online learning. Neither […]

Are Entrepreneurs Underutilizing Technology?

Are Entrepreneurs Underutilizing Technology?

Let’s face it, everything is going “tech”. I remember writing a piece 11 years ago about my vision of the year 2055 and for some reason I thought flying cars and remote-controlled toothbrushes would be the next big things. Oh well, if you’re reading this, here’s your chance at stealing an […]