Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has decried the obsolete classroom teaching methods in the nation’s schools, saying education in the country can only get better when new technology is introduced.
Osinbajo, who stated this in Abuja on Tuesday at the Nigeria’s Annual Education Conference 2016, called on teachers to show
He lamented that many children in the country do not know how to read and write due to poor teaching methods.
Earlier, the Minister for Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, said the conference was put in place to provide an opportunity for communicating research evidence that will guide basic education policy and practice of the federal and state governments.
Adamu said the conference will also go a long way in enhancing quality education in the country.
His words: “Quality education is a fundamental human right. We must therefore, evolve strategies to increase access to equity and quality as well as non-formal programs to ease the trauma of children who have experienced conflict and have been forcibly displaced.
“We expect that this conference will come up with approaches not only on how teaching and learning can be supported in emergencies, but also on disaster and risk reduction and rebuilding social cohesion and resilience.”
Speaking in the same vein, the Minister of State for Education, Prof Anthony Anwukah, said the present administration is determined to boost the quality of education and teaching methods.