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Sanwo-Olu harps on leveraging technology to improve learning

By Ngozi Egenuka
20 October 2021   |   3:40 am
First Lady of Lagos State, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu has harped on the need to build conversations around leveraging technology to improve teaching and learning process, saying this is crucial to the future of children and youths.

[FILES] Wife of the Lagos State Governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu. Photo: TWITTER/JOKESANWOOLU

First Lady of Lagos State, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu has harped on the need to build conversations around leveraging technology to improve teaching and learning process, saying this is crucial to the future of children and youths.
  
She disclosed this at a Talk and Spelling Bee Competition, tagged: “Kids Do Well,” organised by Street Child Care and Welfare Initiative (SCCWI) in commemoration of International Literacy day.
  
The governor’s wife in a statement delivered by her representative, Oluwakemi Omiyale, wife of the Executive Chairman, Yaba LCDA, noted that this year’s theme of the International Literacy Day: “Literacy For a Human-centred Recovery: Narrowing The Digital Divide,” was conceived in view of the challenges thrown up by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the unprecedented disruption of learning of children, young people, and adults.

  
President, SCCWI, Comfort Alli, stressed the need for individuals and stakeholders to support such causes as it encourages children to focus on learning, improves them mentally and prepares them for the future.
  
While explaining the reason for celebrating the ILD with a spelling competition, Alli said they found that many children either do not know how to read or have a poor reading culture.

“So, we want to improve on that, which is why we are getting into schools and it is better to start early,” she said.

Alli stated that there are a lot of gaps in literacy in Nigeria and SCCW is committed to filling them, especially at the primary education level.
  
Six schools took part in the competition following approval from the state’s ministry of education. Alli said a pre-qualification was done at various schools to select the best three spellers from each school to participate.
   
The winners were Emmanuel Sylvia, from Ladilak Institute Primary School; Gideon Orunna from St. Dominic Primary school and Whesu Olamide from Oko-Agbon Community School. The winners went home with a cash gift of N100, 000, N50,000 and N30,000.