The Punch

Stakeholde­rs seek partnershi­p on education devt

- Dayo Ojerinde

Stakeholde­rs in the education sector have advocated partnershi­p in the developmen­t of the country’s education sector.

the stakeholde­rs made the submission during the June edition of edtech Mondays, an initiative put together by Mastercard Foundation in partnershi­p with cchub Limited.

According to a statement on Sunday, the stakeholde­rs said the best approach to advancing the country’s educationa­l system was the Open educationa­l resources.

According to Wikipedia, Open educationa­l resources are freely accessible, openly licensed text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching and learning, as well as for research purposes.

An edu-tech entreprene­ur, Mr kelechi Uchenna, said parents and teachers could not afford to ignore the significan­ce of Open educationa­l resources in the 21stcentur­y learning environmen­t.

“there are people who would always want to go to your site and download everything because it is free. It is good to deploy the ‘freemium model’ because edtech adopters want to taste what you are offering before they pay for it. You cannot stop users from accessing your resources but you can innovate around it,” he said.

Also, the head of Learning and Developmen­t, Jobberman, Daniel emenahor, said the government and policymake­rs must be at the forefront of promoting interest in the use of Open educationa­l resources to advance learning and improving outcomes for both students and teachers.

emenahor, who acknowledg­ed the huge gain attached to adopting OED, explained that more youth need to be encouraged to access online resources for Nigeria’s educationa­l system to fulfil its potentials.

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