Greensprings School introduces Robotics, AI into curriculum to groom 21st century learners
Determined to equip its students for the 21st century challenges, the management of Greensprings School, Lagos has announced it had begun to offer robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) to its secondary school students.
This decision is coming on the heel of the schools admission into the second phase of the Next Robotics Legend Programme, organised by Edu360.
Wilson Barney, deputy director of Education, Greensprings School, while speaking during the official launch of the programme recently, said: “We are thrilled to have been chosen as one of the four schools that will participate in the second phase of the Next Robotics Legend Programme. This programme will complement the Airbus Foundation Little Engineer programme that our students had a couple of years ago.”
According to Barney, “This training will run for six weeks and both our teachers and students will be trained. The organisers are also providing all the robotics toolkits, including mekamons needed for the training. At the end of the programme, robotics and AI will be fully integrated into our school curriculum, thereby making Greensprings School one of the first few schools offering robotics and AI at the secondary school level in Nigeria.
“This is a very good opportunity for our students, and they are extremely happy to be part of the exciting project.”
The Next Robotics Legend Programme is an initiative of Edu360 by Union Bank. The initiative aims to integrate robotics and AI into the education of Nigerian children, and better prepare them for the workplace of the future. The programme is facilitated by Awarri – the pan-African Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) company, founded by the renowned Robotics Engineer, Silas Adekunle.