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Introducing technology in primary schools.

 

Does the remoteness of a region really influence teaching and learning? Well, the answer depends on your view of remoteness, in this case, the remoteness here is viewed in the context of proximity to the nearest cities which other will call the slum or as you move to the countryside it is the villages.The remoteness of these schools results into a sad state of poor internet connectivity and unreliable electricity. Among other factors, this contributes to poor performances in these schools.

I believe that in order to alleviate some challenges that exist in society we need to embrace technology in learning.

I believe that in order to alleviate some challenges that exist in society we need to embrace technology in learning.

 

Over time technology has been used in hospitals, television and radio stations and other industries. The trust in technology in these areas has developed widely over time, so the biggest question always remains that, why not in education? Some argue that there are no enough teachers, thus a program to promote technology in education will render teachers obsolete and make pupils lazy. In my opinion, technology should render those teachers who feel that they are incompetent and unable to cope with technology obsolete.

Just like ATM machines, do we count the cash after dispensing? In most cases, no! Just as we trust ATM technology why can't we trust our education with this technology? I believe that in order to alleviate some of the challenges that we are facing in the society we need to embrace technology in learning.

Written by

Michael Mumbo.

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