April 2, 2023


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Technology can address education sector challenges, says don

By Robert Egbe

A professor of Science Education at the University of Lagos (UNILAG), Uchenna Udeani, has said technology can address most of the challenges bedevilling the education sector.

She said when effectively deployed, technology can be invaluable in tracking the learning process and enriching the teaching and learning experience.

“Technology helps access teaching aids and opens the door to a plethora of information while combining digital savvy and internet connectivity to achieve these,” she said.

Udeani was a panellist at the July edition of EdTech Monday, an initiative of Mastercard Foundation in partnership with CcHub Limited, aimed at facilitating critical conversations on the use of technology for teaching and learning.

According to her, the advent of technology will contribute in no small measure to addressing the challenge associated with infrastructural gap in schools.

Using UNILAG as a case study, she said with technology, impersonation during examinations has drastically reduced.

An award-winning public school teacher, Soji Megbowon, noted that technology plays a vital role in addressing examination malpractice ‘which has become rampant in secondary and tertiary institutions’.

Megbowon said the transition from paper to computer-based tests by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has helped reduce the incidence of exam malpractice and its negative influence on education.


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