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Revolutionizing Education: Authentic Skill-Based Learning in Nigeria

Updated: Jul 24, 2023

From episode: Shaping the Future of Education in Nigeria through Authentic Learning and Technology Integration

You're heavily involved in a transition in school to authentic skill -based learning. As a leader in educational research and consulting firm in Nigeria, I approach called impact educators and students, of course. Yeah. Thank you very much. I'm always happy and excited to talk about this. Talking about moving schools from the traditional to something that is authentic, something that is real. I met a boy on LinkedIn about two years ago. I was just checking and I saw him. He was hiring. Then he was 16 years old and then he was hiring. And so I was interested. 16, did you let me hear, did you say a 16 year old? Yeah, 16. Yeah. 16. Yeah. 16. So he's a Nigerian or is he from Nigeria? Yeah. Nigeria of distance. I went into him. I went to his DM, started asking questions and he told me about his experience and he was telling me about how he's been able to raise some millions of dollars for his company and a whole lot of that. So many things I said. I was like, what kind of education was responsible for this result? Right. So that got me thinking far and wide. So that kind of fueled my passion for authentic learning and for moving away from the traditional and that it's very important for school to be in alignment with the bigger world, with the bigger world. Right. So there are things that are like happening today. There are things that have become realities. They have become competencies. They have become skills that are needed to thrive into this environment. And the question is K to 12, which is the building block for every child offering these kids these things. So we have seen that K to 12 does well in helping kids to prepare for exams. Right. And so all these kids asked myself by 15 years old, what were you thinking about? And then I told myself sincerely, all I was thinking about was how to pass wire, that was the only thing I was thinking about, I was not thinking about any other thing. And so that's how that thing called examination can distract and can can limit what young people can do because of how much it saps their mind because of how much it saps their creativity, because of how much it saps their imagination. So I saw a big problem there that needed to be solved. Quite technical and may not make sense to so many people, but I know that is technically the root of the problem we have on the African continent. Right. If that aspect is taken care of, we're going to have, so what happens is that we came up with a framework and just like a learning and development and urbanization organization, we now have to come to schools and say, Hey, we know you guys are dealing with traditional stuffs, you know, you guys are doing maths, you're doing English, you are doing jibdafu, you are doing all these things, but can we rethink, right, can we, can we rethink the whole thing we are doing? Can we look at this more in the light of what is

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