I am happy to observe that over the years, NCS has demonstrated commendable leadership as an association of information Technology practitioners. I have recently been maligned by a section of the communication industry for drawing attention to some of those challenges. I am sure that the author of such publication who was not at the event did not fully understand the context and full import of the statements credited to me. Let me use this opportunity to quickly clarify the issues.
Education and the Impact of Technology in Nigeria Education and the Impact of Technology in Nigeria September 7, Technology has impacted the lives of everyday Nigerians across agriculture, business, education, entertainment, healthcare, government, and security.
Technology has changed the face of how everything is being done in Nigeria. For everyday citizens, financial transactions can now be carried out on a mobile device, business transactions can take place across different borders of the world without face to face interactions, and reading and writing can be done outside of physically attending a school.
The rise of technology in Nigeria has also been recognized internationally. Nigeria is the largest market in Africa for Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg, founder of the internet social networking site, Facebook, was in Lagos and Abuja for 3 days to visit with entrepreneurs and developers, to explore how lives have been and still are, positively transformed with the use of technology across Nigeria.
During his visit, he gave examples of how technology is changing the business, education and economic landscape by creating opportunities for the youth. He noted that there are incredible advancements with children between the ages of 9 and 13 having access to learn the basics of coding, app development, and website design and graphics design.
In Nigeria, public and private schools have embraced technology as a game changer, through the use of internet-enabled devices to make reading, writing and learning fun, exciting and a remarkable experience for both the teachers and the students.
Teachers now have access to relevant teaching materials from other developed parts of the world which can be adopted and adapted.
It is not uncommon to find teachers and students in both private and public schools demonstrate exceptional skill with the latest tech-enabled gadgets that they can lay their hands on. Most schools are now fully equipped to give children a solid head start in the use and application of A to Z software and apps to enhance their education and explore the limitless wonders that technology has to offer.
There are also philanthropic individuals as well as CSR-focused corporate organizations that have the financial coffers to provide computer laboratories for public schools in Nigeria.
The likes of MTNEtisalatAirtel, the Oando Foundation and Multichoice also help to adopt public schools as part of their community support by specifically providing training support in ICT, in partnership with organizations like Microsoft, the British Council and Google.
Funmi Adebajo of Kindle Africa, an organization that provides mentorship and educational support, gives her opinion on the impact of technology in education. While technology is the bedrock of development, it would not be wrong to say education is the bedrock of technology as technological knowledge and skills can only be transferred through education.
Although electronic technology and internet access is still very expensive and not accessible to low income earners, the middle class citizens of Nigeria have been able to access the benefits of ICT and other forms of technology in education, e-commerce, agriculture and other sectors.have positive effects on the educational and socio-economic development of Nigerian students, university authorities should take a more proactive role to reduce its adverse effects by either prohibiting the use of mobile phones during lecture hours or encouraging.
on educational outcomes rather than inputs and processes, and indeed on one type of of Youth data. 4. Altonji and Pierret () find that the impact of achievement on earnings grows with experience partly because the employer has more chance to observe performance.
Today, the Internet is a global phenomenon having instantaneous capability of providing immense online amount of information relating education, sports, commerce, entertainment, and all walks of life. IMPACT OF VOCATIONAL AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION ON LIVELIHOOD SUSTENANCE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN sustenance and Economic development in Nigeria. The youth today, live with two contrasting facts or social realities. Glowing potentials and prospects on the one hand, enormous challenges on the other. The first social fact reflect existing unlimited accomplishments and prospects in form of growing educational pursuits, surging rates of wider internet access, computer and IT services utilization, etc.
The impact of education quality on development goals It is commonly. the life of many Nigerian youths to a great extent that enhances the youth development. There are also some negative effects of ICT on youths that need proper orientation and moderation by the government and parents to the youths.
“For the Nigerian youth, the negative aspects of the Internet include Internet addiction as well as online risks such as exposure to sexually explicit contents and online victimization such as fraud, scams and sexual soliciting” (Nairanotes, ).
Education and the Impact of Technology in Nigeria September 7, Technology has impacted the lives of everyday Nigerians across agriculture, business, education, entertainment, healthcare, government, and security.
THE NEGATIVE IMPACT OF INTERNET USAGE ON YOUTHS IN NIGERIA MR ALUKO BOLUWATIFE.O. SOC// THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY, OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, ILE IFE SOC SOCIAL AND ANTHROPOLOGICAL RESEARCH INTRODUCTION: BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY It is a well-known fact that the .