Lagos, Nigeria – The 5th Annual African Edu-Tech Conference, which was held on October 4, 2023, marked a significant milestone in the world of education and technology. Themed “Leveraging Collaboration and Partnership for EdTech Growth in Africa,” the event, jointly organised by Education First Nigeria Limited (Edufirst.ng) and the Nigerian British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), showcased the power of collaboration and innovation in shaping the future of education in Africa.
The conference featured an impressive lineup of speakers and moderators, such as Prof. Bahsir Galadanci, National Coordinator, Digital Resource Centre, UBEC; Hon. John Ntim Fordjour, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Education, Ghana; Mr. Nwachukwu John, Head, Private and Corporate Business, Remita Payment Service; and Carol Banks, Founder & Director, CB Health for Africa, Nairobi, who shared their insights and expertise on the topic.
Moses Imayi, Project Director/CEO of Edufirst.ng, remarked, “The African Edu-Tech Conference has grown to become a pivotal platform for fostering innovation and collaboration in the education technology sector in Africa. This year’s theme, ‘Leveraging Collaboration and Partnership for EdTech Growth in Africa,’ resonates deeply with our mission, and it’s inspiring to see how various stakeholders are coming together to transform education through technology.“
Mr. Ray Atelly frpa, President and Chairman of the Council of NBCC, opened the conference with a warm welcome to the distinguished guests, council members, and members of the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce. He said, “I especially commend the combined team for their time and effort that has gone into putting together this timely and extremely relevant event in the past five years as the conference has reached over 10,000 attendees.”
One of the conference’s highlights was a discussion panel on “The Pros and Cons of Online Learning in Africa,” which featured students and was moderated by a fellow student. Additionally, students presented innovative prototypes, with a project from Methodist Girls School emerging as the winner. In addition, the conference celebrated innovation in education by awarding a cash prize of N100,000 and five Exam Padi tablets to the school and students who won the innovative showcase, proudly sponsored by Exam Padi. This recognition highlights the incredible potential of young talent in EdTech innovation.
The event was made possible through the generous support of sponsors, including Stanbic IBTC, Wema Bank, Skool Media, and Exam Padi, as well as endorsements from the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), and Dr. Omobola Johnson.
Mr. Seyi Adeyemi, Chairman of the Schools and Education Committee, NBCC, emphasized the conference’s goal of providing a platform for government agencies, education professionals, and innovators to discuss the revitalization of the education system through technology and innovation.
The 5th Annual African Edu-Tech Conference was a significant step towards transforming education in Africa, and it showcased the potential for growth and development in the educational sector through collaboration and partnerships.
Education First Nigerian Limited (Edufirst.ng) and the Nigerian British Chamber of Commerce (NBCC) remain steadfast in their pursuit of advancing education in Africa through technology and collaborative initiatives. The African Edu-Tech Conference stands as a testament to their shared vision and tireless commitment to a brighter future for education in Africa.”
About African Edu-Tech Conference
The African Edu-Tech Conference is an annual event dedicated to exploring the intersection of education and technology in Africa. It serves as a platform for experts, policymakers, educators, and innovators to collaborate and drive positive change in the educational landscape. The 5th edition of the conference focuses on leveraging collaboration and partnerships to foster sustainable growth in educational technology on the African continent.