Technology And Technology In Nigeria

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Nigeria and Technology With the rise of globalization shaping a new economic order, countries of the global south are evolving from traditional source of technologies to new technologies, built on empiricism and competencies (Siyanbola et al., 2012). However, the use of traditional knowledge for technological advancement ca not be totally ignored. As innovations have been seen in traditional knowledge for technological advancement in many developing countries. For example, Nigeria, indigenous knowledge has contributed creatively in making the aluminium industry more efficient (Siyanbola et al., 2012). Furthermore, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), argue that in the process of technological advancement, countries should…show more content…
This definition is quite limited when looking at the issues of technology development. Therefore, for a better understanding, it will be useful to understand the process of technology development. According to Onipede, “technology development entails a process of mobilizing resources, socio-cultural and harmonious integration of modern and traditional technologies organized and fitted into feasible projects designed for specific purpose” (2010, pp. 85-86). Aduwa-Ogiebaen and Iyamu (2005), argue that the role of technology for development cannot be overemphasised. In addition, many industrialised nations like the United States, China and Britain have maximised technology for their national prosperity and growth. Also, these industrialised nations have to an extent effectively incorporated technology to their educational systems (Aduwa-Ogiebaen and Iyamu, 2005). Research has shown that the use of technology in any educational system can yield better teaching and learning outcomes (Rosen and Well, 1995; Thierer, 2000; Burnett, 1994, and Fitzgerald and Werner,…show more content…
Such as lack of resources, inadequate facilities, poor policy commitment and in effective educational system (Uwaifo, 2010). Furthermore, it is worthy of note that the education system which can primarily ensure the effective use of technology in Nigeria is currently in need of a revamping. Just as Uwaifo (2010), argue that the poor state of technical education in many Nigerian academic institutions, contribute immensely to the poor rate of technological use in the country. Uwaifo, conclude that “a comprehensive reform toward technical education and a deliberate attempt to uplift the programme is the only panacea to a technological enderado in this country” (2010, p. 43). In other words, improved technical education will paramount to the level of technological use in
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