AfricaNXT 2022 AfricaNXT 2022
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SKILLS DEVELOPMENT & AFRICAN FUTURES: THE EDTECH HORIZON

- WAT
Studio Suite 2nd Floor, Innovation Pavilion

Adebayo Ishola
OnlineHubNG, Creative Director
Godwin Smart
Smart Tutors, Founder
Olawumi Adeniyi
Digital Teachers Academy, Executive Director
Omolara Dada
Earnipay, Communications Specialist
Adewale Shobande
Brandimproov Global Consult, Lead Strategist

The importance of skills development in African growth cannot be overemphasized. More particularly, digital skills have been a driver of economic growth and development all over the world. While advanced economies have used their education system to champion digital skills development, African schools appear to be playing little or no active role in the development of their future workforce. For example, a report by UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) shows that several countries in Africa have no active policy or plan to implement science, technology, and innovation into the education system.

With the COVID-19 epidemic, there has been an immediate and urgent demand for new skills, notably digital skills, in order to maintain and improve education delivery in Africa. A recent report by the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) in Nigeria showed that in the country’s public primary schools, more than 60% of instructors lack the digital literacy needed to work effectively in an e-learning setting.

It has become crystal clear that educational technology would ultimately shape the skills development deficit we have in Nigeria, Africa and the rest of the World. This session will be a solution-focused discussion on how we can collectively tackle the challenges before us.

While a range of paths is possible, we cannot forget that we already have the tools & technology to make social change happen... Let's Explore!

Topics/Questions To Be Explored:
[1] A retrospective approach on how learning environments have been challenged in the past 2 years.
[2] Teaching and learning disruptions affected the plans of education institutions and highlighted the importance of comprehensive digital strategies. How did schools, colleges and universities fare?
[3] What lessons should be learned from the lockdowns – in relation to connectivity, device access and online/virtual learning?
[4] With a view to the post-pandemic scenario, how can we craft and implement better digital skills development strategies?
[5] How can educational institutions ensure that technology is inclusive for everyone- educators and learners?
[6] How can we guarantee adequate up-skilling of the future workforce in a digital age?
[7] How do we make sure that the digital training contents offered are current and relevant?
[8] What are the hidden impacts of digital technology, how do we better understand, improve, and sustain them?


                                        This session is hosted by OnlineHubNG 




Attendees (78)

Deborah Idowu
Deborah Idowu
Nil, Student
CE
Catherine Egboh
Cath3neproperties, Realtor
Adebayo Ishola
Adebayo Ishola
OnlineHubNG, Creative Director
Daniel Nwaobi
Daniel Nwaobi
Illusion Decals, Co-Founder
WillFran Consulting
WillFran Consulting
WillFran Consulting, Research
Hidayatullah Bamidele
Hidayatullah Bamidele
Digital Marketer, Content Writer
Praise Innocent innocentpraise2913@gmail.com
Praise Innocent [email protected]
Student Personal Development Hub, Founder/Director
Victor Onyekere
Victor Onyekere
Talemia, Co-founder+Head of Growth
Oghenekume Eguh
Oghenekume Eguh
Kuku’s Vibe, Writer|Author
BO
Bukonla Osokoya
ISN, Customer Support Specialist
Akpofure Shedrack
Akpofure Shedrack
TinkaSave Nigeria Ltd., Content Strategist
Khaulat Abdulhakeem
Khaulat Abdulhakeem
DiverseK, Founder
Caleb Bresh
Caleb Bresh
Co-Creation Hub, Communications Associate
Chidinma Ndukwe
Chidinma Ndukwe
Social Media Manager
OLUBOWALE GREENE
OLUBOWALE GREENE
Eko Support Services Limited, Office Administrator
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