Education

Nigeria battles with providing basic education for our children but should they be taught to code as well?

As the people in charge of the education of our children (UBEC to you and I)  meet in Abuja to state the bleeding obvious -basic education is important- developed countries are asking a more pertinent question: should children learn to code? Gaby Hinsliff of the Guardian did a comprehensive report here. It’s a long read but worth it. She asks if kids will…

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Education

65 Million Illiterate Nigerians…65,000,000

Back in October during a courtesy visit to the Governor of Katsina State, Dr Mohammed Alkali the National Programme Advisor on Education for UNESCO quoted a WTF statistic: 65 million Nigerians are illiterate. The figure, gotten from a survey which tracked illiteracy, is so mind boggling that it still resonates with me today. We all know how important education is to our well being…

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