Run by Methodist missionaries at the time, Nigeria’s first primary school opened in Badagry, Lagos in 1843, marking the beginning of formal education in Nigeria. Then came the CMS grammar school (also in Lagos) in 1859 and by 1914 there were 91 mission schools run by missionaries and 59 run by the government of the day.
This shows historical antecedents in how private sector participation has grown to become a major part of Nigeria’s education sector. Another dimension to the huge popularity of private sector-led educational institutions in Nigeria lies in the decadence evident in the government-managed institutions.
Corruption, sexual harassment, an outdated curriculum and poor infrastructure have become a fixture in Nigeria’s public educational institutions further driving down literacy rates and widening the skills/employability deficit among the country’s working population.
This brings us to Andela and Nigeria’s Computer Science curriculum. As Nigeria’s technological revolution carries on, there will be an increasing demand for skilled developers, database managers, network gurus and other important skills required to build innovative solutions and products. These skills will either be learnt in the University (like it’s done in countries like the UK and US) or via ‘other’ institutions Click here to read entire article
Source:: Tech Cabal