The World’s Future; Technology
The future of the World, they say is Technology and that is obviously seen with the inventions of machines and robots used in different sectors such as health, agriculture, communication, entertainment etc. Some countries such as China, Finland, Rwanda and their likes have invested in building a sustainable development by imbibing advanced technology in their educational system where they teach even the least grade some level of technology.
As a Nigerian, the question is; If the future of the world is technology, where do we place ourselves in the future? Probably not in the world
So, this child in basic 4 told me she recently changed her school and her new school has a computer lab with 25 laptops. Her excitement was enough for 24 more to share satisfyingly, she resumes school and about 3 weeks into resumption the excitement had perished and she blamed it on the school and the teachers for not letting them operate the laptops for fear of them spoiling it.
This led me to making my own investigations with some other schools of such standard and it appeared they were a lot alike. Having these facilities for fancy and show-off and nothing more. But then what can the government do about these when government owned schools are “nothing to write home about” neither are they concerned about education.
Now, if you’ve ever visited a public school in Nigeria you can testify to its population. Imagine these schools had the facilities needed with conducive learning environments and well trained teachers who are duly paid. A good percentage of Nigeria’s population would have access to better education and be exposed to technology at an early stage which would bring about sustainable development in the country’s economy and general growth. Giving us a place in the race of the future.
Things are evolving, technology is advancing. New phones with better functions emerge every now and then in Nigeria market, systems, appliances, machines and virtually none are made in Nigeria by Nigerians. Education should also be affected by this change which would better the future of Nigeria and its citizens for a really long period of time.
Students need to be equipped with appropriate STEM skills that teach them practical ways to use technology building up their creativity and problem solving skills for the modern world of today and the future. Exploring devices, mobile apps and languages to contribute to their needed skills.