Opinion

Transforming Higher Education To Meet 21st Century Challenges, By Adetola Salau

If colleges and universities intend to stay relevant in the development of the world’s future leaders, we must meet up to the challenge set forth by our millennial students. Their successes, and the future of our global economy, depends on our commitment to innovation. Life is (a) moving, breathing thing.…
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Opinion

Rethinking Education To Enable Future Capabilities and Relevance, By Adetola Salau

The notion that education prepares you for a career is now out of sync with reality. We need to prepare our children for a world that we don’t understand clearly yet ourselves. It is certainly beyond our grasp to make judgements about the information they will need to have at…
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Opinion

Forces of Nature and the State of Education In Nigeria, By Adetola Salau

Electromagnetic forces are created by the physical interaction that occurs between electrically charged particles. At the expo, this was evident as we moved between each other’s stands and also interacted physically with the interested and curious public. We noticed a growing momentum in the desire for excellence in our nation.…
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Opinion

Are We Getting Our Children Into Tech Careers Early Enough?, By Adetola Salau

21st century education needs to prepare young people for jobs that don’t exist yet, for the application of technologies that haven’t even been invented and for which the competition is global. If we are to create students who are capable of holding their own on a global stage, we must…
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Opinion

Blending Other Facets of Life Into Engineering, By Adetola Salau

- A Novel Engineering class I hope to replicate this programme in Nigeria. I see myriads of possibilities for it, especially with the way it would make innovative thinking a part of the curriculum. I want to bring this initiative to more teachers and students in Nigeria. And I WILL!…
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Opinion

The Best Way To Teach Kids Maths Is Not In A Classroom!, By Adetola Salau

It is a fallacy to assume that we can achieve competence in what we term critical subjects by narrowing the breadth of education. By creating artificial walls between subjects, we are attempting to teach in a manner that mimics how the teachers may have learnt their subjects late in their…
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Opinion

Recession and the Necessity For Innovation In Nigeria, By Adetola Salau

This recession is a blessing in disguise for our nation, especially for our With the right attitude, programmes and policies, this recession can inspire and propel our nation to greatness, forcing us to think inside and outside of our boxes and work on ourselves as we create new products and…
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Opinion

World Engineers Week: Introducing Engineering to Students Early, By Adetola Salau

There are so many amazing resources out there now that will give children and young wards the opportunity to take on the reins and think like Hence, to help in building the best learning path for children and young students, we need to gamify their learning and ensure they are…
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Opinion

STEM Is Critical In Propelling Nigeria and Africa To Greatness, By Adetola Salau

STEM skills will enable us to tackle our long term development issues, including revamping agriculture, eradicating malaria and stopping AIDS from decimating our population. It would also make us economically viable, like the Asian tiger To re-engineer the minds of the people, they need to be shown what is going…
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