Edufirst Campaign to Reposition Education in Nigeria
Edufirst, an education technology (Edutech) company, has launched a campaign it hopes will help reposition and revolutionalise education in Nigeria, with more focus on technology adoption in education to address the poor standards of education, leveraging Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
The key aim of the campaign is to reinforce the need for quality education for all while making quality education a priority for both public and private schools in Nigeria.
Moses Imayi, co-founder and chief executive officer of Skool Media, Edufirst’s parent company; said the campaign became necessary owing to the decaying state of the education system; in Nigeria, stating that the standard of education must be; raised for Nigerians to compete favourably among their peers globally.
“What we are doing with this campaign is; to leverage the power of technology to reposition the standard of education in Nigeria.
As a business, we are; poised to reinforce the need for quality education in the Nigerian landscape; hence our decision to commence a campaign focused on raising the standard of education in Nigeria,” Imayi said.
According to Imayi, the campaign will stimulate learning among Nigerians, change the narrative of the education sector to bridge the gap and enhance the standard of education in the country while advocating for an all-inclusive education system.
The campaign seeks to address the need for improved educational standards, leveraging technology to transform and make teaching/learning fun and productive.
We want to identify and establish partnership with relevant organisations; and institutions for the advancement of quality education for the Nigerian child,” said Imayi.
Idris Oladipo, one of the partners of Skool Media, while giving his overview of the campaign; said education remains a vital resource for development.
According to Oladipo, the Edufirst platform provides schools, parents and other stakeholders the opportunity to access a rich directory of schools and relevant educational programme.
In the course of the campaign, the Edufirst platform is expected to be; unveiled as an online platform that allows for student-teacher collaboration; online assessment, students records management, scholarship informatio; study abroad opportunities and unique education contents.
Edufirst is a subsidiary of Skool Media. In the recent past, it has jointly set up experience centres in over twenty federal government and unity schools across the six geopolitical zones.
These centres provide a wide range of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) content to students and teachers.