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Erratic power, bane of tech education – Educationist

By Kehinde Oluwatayo

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Boosting access to education through technology will be a mirage in Nigeria without solution to erratic power supply, it has been observed.

Making the observation while speaking in an interview with The Hope, Chairman of Academic Staff Union of Secondary Schools in Ondo state, Comrade Tajudeen Balogun stated that technology is key to the success of education.

According to him, technology makes things easier including education but without regular power supply, it will not be possible.

“The 6334 system was for those who are not good academically so that they could cross to technical aspect after Junior Secondary School three but that system failed because of lack of electricity to power the equipment.

“Another problem is lack of manpower to teach students. Most of our technical colleges that ought to produce these people who are vast in that area, have been moribund. Our government does not attach importance to germane issues like that”, he said.

Balogun who said that most of the technical equipment in  secondary schools were stolen because they were not put to use, stressed that erratic power supply was the underline cause.

He advised government to find a lasting solution to power supply be it through the hydro means or solar, so that everybody can have access to it.

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