Experts urge governments to develop technologies for children | The Guardian Nigeria News

Governments at different levels have been urged to ensure that technology is incorporated into the education of children in the early stages of their lives.

This call was made during the second edition of the Kiddies Mirror Initiative [KMI] International Boys Day, held in collaboration with the Foliotech Institute. The event, on the theme: “Building the Tech Savvy men of the future” was held in Lagbansa, Ajah, Lagos.

The event empowered boys on career awareness, IT, child rights laws, discussions on domestic violence / abuse and discussions on etiquette ages 13-19.

Representing the Director General of the Foliotech Institute, Folahan Olumide, the Director of Studies, Tunde Olayode, stressed that education is the foundation of development. He pointed out that Folio tech Institute, an academy of science, technology and visual arts, offers intensive training in technical science and technology skills for future interns to meet local and international standards.

As a former UNICEF executive, Olayode added that UNICEF has partnered with the Federal Ministry of Education and other countries around the world to deploy learning and provide the necessary ICT infrastructure. the creation of technological poles.

Special guest of the event, co-founder, E-Patient, Victor Omoregbe, who spoke to groups of 50 boys from different tribes, backgrounds, class culture while interacting with them, urged them to carefully explore and to develop their potential to the maximum. .

Emphasizing the importance of technology for education, he noted that the concept of learning is evolving rapidly, as many digital devices provide children with learning opportunities in a more interactive, personalized and student-centered manner.

“Technology is as good as how we locate it or how we focus it on the student. Apart from that, the learning must be localized in the reality of the child, ”he added.

He noted that technology has done a lot to facilitate access to education not only for children in urban areas, but also for those in rural communities, as there are now many innovative ways to deliver it.