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Technology Advancement in Nigerian Education

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By Samuel Abimbola

Teachers and students are benefiting from ICT through various online resources.

The extensive use of information and communication Technology (ICT) in Education nowadays makes the function of educational technology in teaching and learning more important than ever. Teachers and students are realising the benefits of technology in the classroom through various online resources and distance learning software. Recognising this, the federal government highlighted the indispensable role of ICT in its National Policy on Information and Communication Technology in Education. The National Vision, the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s Constitution, the National Policy on Education, the Ministerial Strategic Plan for Schooling Change, and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) align with this policy.

Despite these efforts, Nigeria has primarily concentrated on quantitative learning, which has had little influence on technical advancement since gaining its independence. E-learning platforms are a major way digital transforms learning in the country. Students can access various instructional resources on these platforms, such as online tests, video lectures, and interactive classes. Also, they can study at their own pace and convenience with the help of e-learning platforms. This is particularly useful for students with hectic schedules or who live in rural places with little access to traditional schools.

Innovation also improves the level of instruction in Nigerian schools.

Digital media also allows parents, instructors, and students to collaborate and communicate with one another. Pupils can communicate with their teachers and peers outside of the classroom by using digital tools like email, instant messaging, and video conferencing. This encourages cooperation and teamwork, two necessary qualities for success in the workplace. Computers also allow parents to communicate with teachers more successfully and keep track of their kids’ academic progress. Instructional applications are another way that digital is changing schools in the country.

These apps cover many themes and areas, including language study, the arts, science, and mathematics. With dynamic and captivating content from apps for learning, kids can better understand challenging subjects and achieve academic success. They can also add enjoyment and excitement to the learning process, increasing student motivation and engagement. More and more educators are developing dynamic and interesting lesson plans with digital tools and resources. They might use instructional games, online simulations, and multimedia presentations to make learning more engaging and efficient.

Tech supports Nigerians in accessing higher education worldwide.

Through technology, teachers can more precisely monitor their students’ development and performance, enabling them to offer focused assistance and intervention when necessary. Additionally, technology is assisting in closing the gap between urban and rural learning. Schools in many rural communities lack access to learning materials and skilled teachers. However, through the internet, they can help by offering virtual classrooms and high-quality instructional materials to pupils who live in faraway locations. This can make it possible to guarantee that every kid, no matter where they live, has access to top-notch learning or certification.

By utilising artificial intelligence and data analytics, teachers can monitor each student’s unique learning style, areas of strength, and areas for improvement. By customising instructional strategies and Curriculum to meet the individual needs of every student, this data can help them reach their greatest potential. Students who receive personalised learning are also more likely to feel responsible and independent since they are encouraged to take charge of their studies. Due to online learning environments and remote learning initiatives, students can now pursue Higher Education more easily without moving or enrolling in traditional universities. Adult learners and working professionals who find it difficult to attend regular classes would particularly benefit from this.

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Students in remote locations can also benefit from distance learning by accessing high-quality degrees that might not be offered locally. Innovation plays an extensive and diverse role in the Nigerian school system. It is changing how teachers educate, kids learn, and schools function. Computers make it possible to enhance teaching and learning outcomes, expand access to high-quality learning, and prepare students for success in the Digital Age. It would be essential for Ministry of Education stakeholders to embrace and take advantage of technology’s potential as it develops to build an innovative, inclusive, and successful system of learning.


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