The Federal Government of Nigeria is on a new mission and they plan to execute it by partnering with a leading tech firm, Coderina Education and Technology Foundation
The Nigeria FG through Federal Ministry of Education (FMoE) has set up a ministerial committee to work with Coderina Education and Technology Foundation on a pilot to introduce robotics, coding and project based learning to all Federal Government schools across the country.
While the project will be on the go in no time, some schools numbering up to six has already been selected from across Nigeria’s six geopolitical zones in a bid to ensure that the program can be scaled up along these geopolitical zones. Teachers from the selected schools converged in Abuja on November 8 for 2-day hands on experiential training.
According to Arc. Sonny Echono, Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, “As we are all aware, ICT has become the driver of competitiveness in the world today…It has redefined efficiency and productivity, and changed the dynamics of the world of work.”
“Coderina is well known in Africa for the advancement of computer science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) education…There is therefore, no doubt that our partnership will bring great improvements to the education sector and Nigeria as a whole”. Sonny added.
Mr. Akinniyi Obaide, Relationships and Engagement Director, Coderina, Speaking about the programme, said that the teachers have been provided with resources to train students, form teams and bring the teams from the federal government schools to join others in the annual SAP FIRST LEGO League event.
“This unprecedented move by the Federal Ministry of Education underpins a commitment to substantial change within the education sector by the Honorable Minister, Adamu Adamu…The vision to reposition the educational system of Nigeria in line with the changing future of work by fostering lifelong learning and promoting, skills such as creativity, critical thinking and complex problem-solving are essential for the knowledge economy”, Obaide said.