A Professor of Science Education, University of Lagos, Uchenna Udeani, has said technology will help address the myriads of challenges crippling educational development in Nigeria.
Udeani who was a panelist at the July edition of EdTech Monday, an initiative of Mastercard Foundation in partnership with CcHub Limited, noted that technology had become invaluable in tracking the learning process.
The virtual event was titled, ‘Top Education Challenges Technology Can Address’.
“Technology helps access teaching aids and opens the door to a plethora of information while combining digital savvy and internet connectivity to achieve these”, Udeani said.
Udeani stated that the advent of technology would contribute in no small measure to address the challenge associated with the infrastructural gap in schools.
Using UNILAG as a case study, she said with technology, the issue around impersonation during examinations had been drastically reduced.
In his remarks during the virtual event, an award-winning teacher, Soji Megbowon noted that technology played a vital role in addressing the menace of examination malpractice, which had become rampant in secondary and tertiary institutions.
Megbowon noted that the transition from paper-based tests to computer-based tests by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board had helped reduce the incidence of exam malpractice and its negative influence in the education sector.