Osun considers technology application for learning in public schools
Senator Ademola Adeleke, Governor of Osun State, has stated that his administration is ready to implement technology to improve learning in public secondary schools.
Adeleke spoke at the presentation of instructional materials to secondary school students in Osogbo on Monday.
The governor, who stated that the technology would also help teachers and improve the learning environment in schools, also stated that previous attempts to introduce technological innovations to the state's schools failed due to the rejection of expert advice.
Adeleke described the availability of instructional materials as a temporary measure to address students' failure in national examinations, but added that the use of technology would provide better solutions.
He urged the Ministries of Education and Science and Innovation to investigate the possibility of introducing tablets into senior secondary schools in order to address rising book prices and improve Osun's readiness for e-learning.
"A more trending solution is to apply technology in our schools," he said. In the past, the implementation of technological innovations in schools failed due to a failure to follow best practises.
Administrators then disregarded expert advice, resulting in the failure of such innovations.
"Our government is prepared to incorporate technology to aid learning, assist teachers, and improve the learning environment.
"Part of the reason for failure at national examinations is lack of familiarity with computer systems.
"The majority of our students do not have access to computers until a few days before their exams.
"Unfortunately, the majority of exams are now computer-based. One of my administration's main goals is to improve students' computer skills."
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