One of Nigeria’s leading pan-African corporate connectivity and telecommunications provider,Vodacom Business Nigeria has disclosed that it organised the one-day robotics training workshop for students from five Secondary Schools across Lagos, as a way of infusing much needed STEM training in the education sector.
The training, according to Vodacom will enable the education sector to advance teaching and learning programs into the fourth industrial revolution.
The training took place at the Canton Concourse Training Center in Lagos, had schools like Dansol High School, Ikeja; Edgefield College, Lekki; Fruitful Ville College International, Ikorodu; Halifield Schools, Maryland and Holy Child College, Ikoyi represented.
The students in attendance, aged 12 to 15, were given a firsthand opportunity to immerse themselves in the complexities that surround the Internet of Things (IoT) and how this will affect their lives in the near future.
Speaking at the training venue, Solomon Ogufere, Commercial Director for Vodacom Business Nigeria said: “As a business, we are committed to equipping the next generation in Nigeria with the requisite ICT skills to prepare them for the inevitability that is the fourth industrial revolution. We believe that it is never too early or too late to begin this immersive process in students, thereby preparing them for the post – digital age which will demand technical knowledge and skills.”
As part of the programme, students were taught how to build, program and control various kinds of robots which are being used to perform numerous functions in today’s world. This demonstrated the essential nature of technology in everyday life, from manufacturing to transportation and even securing lives and property.