Edubridge Consultants hosts education stakeholders at the ‘Edtech Conference’
Edubridge Consultants, on February 23, 2021, hosted Education stakeholders in Onitsha, at an event themed, ‘EdTech Conference: The Digital Era and Future of Classroom’.
The event, co-hosted with Google For Education, Owners of Private School Association of Nigeria (OPSAN) and ComputerVillageNg made a compelling case on the necessity for school owners to provide the enabling environment, tools and resources for teachers and students.
The Managing partner, Edubridge Consultants, a Google for Education partner in Nigeria championing the paradigm shift to online classroom across Nigeria, Mr. Kaosiso Anaekwe, delivered the keynote address where he stressed the importance of equipping the classroom with resources that can develop and equip students to solve challenges that the digital era presents.
In his words: “We are proud to be part of the digital transformation movement sweeping across the shores of Africa, with the support of Google. There’s a growing awareness among educators and families that the classroom, curriculum, tools and techniques needs to evolve to meet current world realities.
Kaosiso in his keynote address also highlighted a compelling roadmap that school administrators can navigate in building a classroom for the future.
Speaking at the conference, Dr. Solomon Nwanonyuo, the president of Owners of Private School Association of Nigeria (OPSAN) and the Proprietor, Susu College Onitsha stated that their organization is partnering with Edubridge Consultants on the EdTech Conference because there has to be a conscious effort to build the classroom of the future and with Edubridge championing this cause in Nigeria, it seems the perfect collaboration.
Nwanonyuo stressed that the partnership with ComputerVillageNg will help members of OPSAN to access the ‘Buy Now, Pay later’ credit facility that will enable them to get laptops, especially the Google chromebook without the financial burden of outright payment.
He encouraged educators and school administrators to leverage the facility as they can’t afford to be complacent in implementing the digital classroom.
One of the key highlights of the Edtech conference was the panel session which was focused on “solving for the digital classroom era” and moderated by Mr. Daniel Afolayan, Program Manager, Edubridge Digital Academy.
Also, Mr. Justice Iyegbu, a panelist and learning interventionist and Lead consultant, RiskOut Consults Nigeria shared a remarkable insight on the need for educators to leverage digital tools and platforms to create engaging learning experiences for students. Dr Solomon Nwanonyuo, another panelist remarked that school owners were caught off guard during the Covid-19 lockdown and are striving to ensure they have the right resources and policy to implement an effective and efficient digital classroom.
A case for the adoption of the Google workspace for Education was made by another panelist, Mr. Kaosiso Anaekwe.
He asserted that the Google Workspace for education is designed to enhance and elevate class content with a host of educational resources and curricula while providing every student and teacher with a personalized learning environment.
At the end of the conference, participants appreciated the organizers, especially Edubridge Consultants, a Google for Education partner for organizing the EdTech Conference, an enriching experience for educators and school administrators which came at a time when it was needed the most. They noted that they will take learnings from this conference to aid the development of classroom experience in their schools to meet up with global standards in education technology.
Participants also warmly appreciated Google and OPSAN for staging the event in Onitsha, Anambra State.
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