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How private-public sector players can drive education in a digital age – Imayi

How private-public sector players can drive education in a digital age – Imayi

The involvement of the Federal Ministry of Education and the private sector has played a vital role in an educational revolution as it opened doors to numerous initiatives aimed at revolutionising education in Nigeria, Moses Imayi, chief executive officer of Skool Media, has said.

Using Skool Media as an example, he said his firm has partnered with the Federal Government to address the challenges that the country’s education system faces and bring about innovative solutions.

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Imayi said the Nigerian educational sector has faced its fair share of challenges, adding that having a rapidly growing population with limited resources have strained the system, making access to quality education a struggle for many.

According to him, despite these challenges, the sector is brimming with potential because Nigeria is a nation with a youthful and ambitious population, eager to embrace the opportunities of the digital age.

“In a rapidly evolving digital landscape, Nigeria’s education sector is witnessing a profound transformation as Skool Media with over a decade of experience in the education technology industry, has been at the forefront of a digital transformation, working in close partnership with the Federal Ministry of Education with a vision to redefine the way Nigerian students learn and educators teach in the classroom,” he explained.

To him, one of its notable achievements is the establishment of Student Technology Experience Centres (STECs) in over 100 Federal Unity Colleges across all 36 states of Nigeria.

“These state-of-the-art digital labs have become hubs of innovation, offering students access to technology that enhances their learning experience. The company has project locations in 36 states across the six geopolitical zones of the country, servicing over 2 million students in the past 10 years.

“In a world that increasingly relies on technology for learning, Skool Media is not only addressing the challenges faced by Nigeria’s education sector but also leading the country into a brighter, more digitally infused future,” he said.

Imayi’s vision also extends beyond infrastructure development as he said that more than 15,000 teachers have received upskilling from Skool Media through its subsidiary company, Education First Nigeria Limited (Edifirst.ng), giving them the fundamental hard and soft skills needed to succeed in the digital age.

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It developed extensive programmes for training teachers in digital skills that have made classrooms livelier and more interesting. In addition, the company, through Edupad Technologies, an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), recognised by the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) creates user-friendly educational gadgets such as tablets, laptops, and desktops. These gadgets are designed to make learning enriching for students, further amplifying Skool Media’s impact on education management and productivity in Nigeria.