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By Guardian Nigeria
12 July 2022   |   3:55 am
With a collaborative effort of four education-technology (Edtech) companies and a bank, organisers of this year's STEAM fun festival said the festival is designed to prepare children...

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With a collaborative effort of four education-technology (Edtech) companies and a bank, organisers of this year’s STEAM fun festival said the festival is designed to prepare children for future challenge, by equipping them with a diverse set of problem-solving and digital skills.

Put together by 9ijakids, STEM-MET, Edufun Technik, Lagos STEAM UP and Access Bank, the groups said the acronym STEAM, which means Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics would expose the youngsters to robotics, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, coding, animation, graphics design, games and fun science experiments.

Titi Adewusi of 9ijakids, said the second edition of STEAM, slated for July 23, with ‘STEAM From Classroom to the Real World’ as theme, is to equip young children with the required skills if Nigeria wants to fully reap the benefits of a digital economy.

She said the event, which will be held at Landmark Centre, Lagos, is also to expose children to happenings around the real world, away from classroom experience.

The Guardian gathered that Jadesola Adedeji of STEM-MET, Uchenna Onwuamaegbu-Ugwu of Edufun Technik, Titi Adewusi of 9ijakids, Wale Ogunjobi of SabiTeach and the Lagos STEAM UP Initiative, headed by Adetola Salau, the Senior Special Assistant on Education to the Lagos State Governor are anchors of the tech companies organising the event.