My Life In Tech is putting human faces to some of the innovative startups, investments and policy formations driving the technology sector across Africa. Boye Oshinaga has always been interested in education and in how Nigeria can reform the sector into one that caters to the individual needs of students helping them play to their strengths […]
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) says 91.3% of the world’s learning population have now been impacted by global shutdowns to curb the spread of the C0VID-19 virus as at April 5, 2020. This means over 1.5 billion students in 188 countries are currently out of their classrooms with no timeframe as […]
Nigeria is not a choice destination for quality education if you were to judge by international higher education rankings. Teachers and policymakers are operationally limited by a dubious history of funding, among other factors. As a consequence, when you discuss ‘education’ with a Nigeria-educated Nigerian, the conversation does not usually reflect a stock of pleasurable […]
While many countries are enforcing a lock-down, learning is still going on, thanks in part to edtech apps like Gradely which allow teachers to access content and make their work easier.
In 2007, a project called One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) began developing $100 computers for school children especially in developing countries where poor systems posed a challenge to quality education. The OLPC XO-1, the initiative’s first model was a low-power device with antennas to boost Wi-Fi reception and an interactive Sugar operating system. At its […]
Gbemisola Imran is one of only four women in a class of thirty-one at Semicolon. In ten months, she has absorbed modules and done projects on design thinking, software engineering and business management. When her cohort graduates this March, she expects Google to make her an offer. Semicolon is a technology capacity-development startup. Sam Immanuel […]