By Bukola Olanrewaju
The Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) in partnership with EduFirst Ng said that all is set for the first EduTech Conference aimed to address future Nigerian educational system.
According to the Chairman, Learning, Education & Training Committee, Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce; NBCC, Seyi Adeyemi, the conference will address the future of Nigerian educational system and ensure that our youths are prepared to be fully integrated into the world of work and compete with global standards on Nigerian soil as well as remain relevant in their future endeavors.
The conference with the theme ‘Education, Technology & Jobs; A Synergy that Works’, is billed to hold on 20th of July 2019.
Adeyemi revealed that drive education using technology would cumulatively increase the economic value of the average Nigerian and the nation’s per capita income.
Speaking at the press conference Adeyemi, said that part of their mandate of NBCC is to support the socio-economic development of Nigeria through educational development.
He explained that they are committed to providing a platform where government regulatory agencies and educational professionals will meet, interact and share experiences on the revitalization of Nigeria’s education system, through the application of technology and innovation as key ingredients for educational transformation.
Adeyemi said, “We appreciate the efforts of government in creating an enabling environment in Nigeria, stakeholder’s engagement and private sector participation are critical success factors to these endeavors.”
He noted that the partnership with EduFirst.Ng is buoyed by the fact that they are major player in the Edu-Tech subsector, which is committed to improving teaching and learning experiences in schools using cutting edge technology solutions for global competitiveness of Nigerian children.
Idris Oladipo, Country Manager, Edufirst.Ng, speaking at the press conference said that the event will be a historic one because it is billed to address issues in our educational ecosystem.
He assured that Edufirst, being a major player in the Edu-Tech subsector in Nigeria will continue to develop the capacity for the emerging knowledge economy and providing cutting edge technology solutions for the global competitiveness of Nigerian children, youths and adults.
He noted that the conference is geared to actually bring stakeholders in the public and private sector to come together in order to chart a way forward for our educational sector.
According to him, “this is an attempt to ensure that Nigeria churn out students that will leaders anywhere in the world.
“This is our maiden edition and we want it to be a world class event,” he added.
Oladipo also disclosed that, at the conference, there will be student technology pitches geared towards social, environmental and economic change.
This decision, he explained is taken because the students are the direct beneficiaries of the conference.
He added that the conference has been officially endorsed by the federal ministry of education.
These experts, according to Seyi will address issues such are closing the Employability Gap, Universities as Catalyst for Innovation & Development and Technology and the Future of Learning Curricular.