Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Identified to Create Job Opportunities
The Federal Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu has identified robotics and artificial intelligence as a medium to combat unemployment in Nigeria.
The Minister who was speaking at the First Lego League Nigerian Championship Competition said youths can explore their untapped talents and skills in solving real life problems within and outside Nigeria.
The Minister who was represented by the Director of Science and Technology Department of the Federal Ministry of Education, Mrs Elizabeth Adesugba disclosed that Information Communication Technology (ICT) is transforming the world , and as such will have way for creating job opportunities to youths with innovative ideas.
He disclosed that the knowledge will be used to solve real life problems both locally and globally.
“Artificial intelligence (AI) and Robotics has been identified as tools for future jobs. We are all aware that untapped talents abound in our country and technology has a huge potential to promote inclusive development”
“The technology landscape in Nigeria is opening up with new start emerging on a daily basis proffering solutions to problems within and outside communities, and even solving global challenges.”
“We are happy to witness the result of the efforts in education reform through which we have ought to provide valuable opportunities for young people to begin developing their computing skill”.
She also hinted that the First Lego League (FLL) is an amazing initiative, and also a significant milestone towards repositioning the education system in Nigeria.
“It is not only by promoting science and technology but also by instilling discipline and social value in students.”
According to her, the programme mmis an amazing initiative that promotes science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) education through project-based experiential learning.
” It also instill discipline and social value in students through its core value of gracious professionalism and cooperative learning”.