Governor Ademola Adeleke, the governor of Osun State, has asked the Ministry of Education, Science, and Innovation to investigate the possibility of reintroducing digital learning tablets to Osun schools after the state’s basic education performance fell to the bottom ten nationally under the previous administration. The governor claimed that this is a component of his efforts to use technological advancements to advance education in the state.
The Aregbesola administration pioneered e-learning in Osun schools and introduced computers and e-tablets to support teaching and learning there. the program benefited 300,000 kids.
The former governor Adegboyega Oyetola’s administration removed the device from students, putting an end to the practice.
Governor Ademola Adeleke lamented student underperformance and the West African Examinations Council’s (WAEC) ranking while blaming the lack of technological innovation in schools yesterday while presenting instructional materials to students as part of festivities to mark his 100 days in office.
A practical response to the issues the education sector is facing, The use of technology in our classrooms, according to Governor Ademola Adeleke, is a more contemporary option. In the past, attempts to implement technological improvements in schools have failed because best practices weren’t followed. Administrators then ignored professional advice, which is why such inventions failed. Our government is prepared to integrate technology to support instructors, enhance the learning environment, and aid in teaching.
“A lack of computer system familiarity is one factor in national examination failure. Most of our students can’t use computers until a few days before their tests, which is unfortunate. Sadly, most tests these days are computer-based. So, one of the main objectives of my teaching is to improve students’ computer skills.
We must use them effectively to improve our educational system, he continued. I urge the Ministry of Science and Innovation and the Ministry of Education to look into the possibilities of bringing tablets to the senior secondary school level. This would help Osun become more prepared for e-learning while simultaneously addressing the rising expense of book purchases. (Governor Ademola Adeleke).