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Session Overview
P10: Emerging Education and Technology Challenges in Africa and Sustainable Solutions
Monday, 15/Nov/2021:
10:00am - 11:30am

Session Chair: Prof. Christian Bolu, Covenant University, Nigeria
Session Chair: Prof. Adagbonyin Moses Obiazi, Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma Nigerian, Nigeria
Session Chair: Dr. África López-Rey, UNED, Spain
Location: Room A Humanities Faculty

Floor -1

Prof Funso Falade, President, African Engineering Education Association
Prof Adagbonyin Moses Osekuyenim, President, African Engineering Deans Council
Prof Theresa Mkandawire, Malawi University of Business and Applied Sciences
Dr Tagwa Ahmed Musa, Sudan University of Science and Technology
Dr. Claude Domfang, Directeur CREC, Cameroon

Session Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic brought to the fore new and emerging education and technology challenges in Africa that requires sustainable solutions. The pandemic disrupted the educational system, as most African countries temporarily closed all their educational institutions to contain the spread of the disease. As a result, education delivery changed dramatically, with the distinctive rise of e-learning, whereby teaching is undertaken remotely and on digital platforms. New challenges arose as a result of the varying degree of preparedness of the institutions, lack of infrastructure, paucity of funds and policies issues in the African education sector. Beyond these challenges and despite the immense benefits of the e-learning platforms available for students, including access to coursework from anywhere at any time, there are several other problems that hindered participation of students during organised learning programmes such as irregular power supply and internet connectivity. Additionally, limited laboratories to accommodate the growing number of engineering and technology students is becoming more pronounced with the need to study remotely. This session will discuss the emerging education and technology challenges in Africa and the collaborative efforts towards developing sustainable solutions by African engineering personnel.

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