Opinion

How Effective Is Online Teaching Now?: My Experience, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

If my experience in those classes is anything to go by, I don’t see the reason why higher institutions in Nigeria should still struggle to deliver enriching virtual lectures to their students. What are the vice chancellors, rectors and provosts of various public higher institutions in our country doing to…
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Opinion

A Mother’s Reflections on Education In a COVID-19 Pandemic Era, By Nkemdilim Ilo

My children are privileged to have facilities that enable online learning available to them, but how many Nigerian children have this access? How do we promote equality in the learning opportunities available to all Nigerian children? This is our new reality and it is time we begin to renegotiate and…
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Opinion

Minister Adamu: Migrating Online Goes Beyond Ministerial Directive, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

Nobody is asking the education minister to wave a magic wand and right every wrong thing militating against online teaching. That would be unrealistic. But, he should at least, show some commitment to providing solutions to some of the problems. Migrating teaching online requires much more than a mere ministerial…
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Opinion

COVID-19, the Digital Divide and Rise of Online Education, By Muhammad Jameel Yusha’u

COVID-19 has exposed a major weakness that development institutions must help tackle, and that is the digital divide in accessing quality education. While children in high- and middle-income economies could study from the comfort of their homes, those from poor countries could remain spectators in a world that should provide…
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Opinion

COVID-19: Why Invest Billions In Feeding Pupils Who Aren’t Learning Anything?, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

I am concerned about the messages we are conveying to the rest of the world about Nigeria. Are we telling the world that we would rather go on with a feeding programme that we have no idea of how we will execute or monitor, than proffer a digital solution to…
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