Experts task governments on technology development for children
Governments at different levels have been asked to ensure technology is integrated in the education of children at early stages of their lives.
This appeal was given during the secondedition of Kiddies Mirror Initiative [KMI] international boys’ day, which was held in conjunction with Foliotech Institute. The event, themed: “Building the Tech Savvy men of the future “held in Lagbansa, Ajah, Lagos.
The event empowered boys on career awareness, IT, child rights laws, domestic violence /abuse talks and etiquette talks from 13-19 years.
Representing the Chief Executive Officer, Foliotech Institute, Folahan Olumide, the Director of Studies, Tunde Olayode, emphasised that education is bedrock of development. He pointed that Folio tech Institute, a science, technology and visual arts academy, has intensive technical skills training on science and technology for prospective trainees to meet local and international standards.
As a former UNICEF Executive, Olayode added that UNICEF has been partnering with the Federal Ministry of Education and other countries globally in deploying learning and provision of ICT infrastructure needed in establishing technology hubs.
The special guest at the event, Co- founder, E- Patient, Victor Omoregbe, who spoke to clusters of 50 boys from different tribes, background , class culture by interacting with them, urged them to carefully explore and develop their potential to the fullest.
Emphasising the significance of technology to education, he noted that the concept of learning is fast-changing as many digital devices have provided learning opportunities for children in a more interactive, customised and student-centered manner.
”Technology is as good as how we localise it or how we make it to be student-centered. Apart from that, learning should be localised to the reality of the child,” he added.
He noted that technology has contributed a lot to aid access to education not only for children in urban areas, but those in rural communities, as there are now numerous innovative means to deliver it.
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