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Pages: 9585-9590
Publication year: 2020
ISBN: 978-84-09-24232-0
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2020.2137

Conference name: 13th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 9-10 November, 2020
Location: Online Conference

PROMOTING ICT AND DIGITAL EDUCATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN LAGOS, NIGERIA USING AFFORDABLE CLEAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS

I. Ezema, O. Izobo-Martins, A. Owoseni

Covenant University Ota (NIGERIA)
Goal 4 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aims to ensure inclusive and quality education for all including the promotion of lifelong learning. Hence the goal seeks to promote the development of the human person through education. This development is best driven by technology through ICT and digital education. The challenges posed by COVID-19 have further made virtual education which is dependent on the acquisition of ICT and digital skills very imperative. Incidentally, technology-based education is dependent on the availability of energy which cannot be guaranteed in a developing country context such as Nigeria. Hence, this study is aimed at examining the energy supply situation in selected public secondary schools in Lagos, Nigeria, and their coping strategies for ICT and digital education. The study adopted the qualitative approach with data obtained from observation and interviews. The study found that the schools relied mostly on conventional electricity supply from the national grid which was generally epileptic and unreliable. The schools had standby electricity generators to support mains supply and this is a major source of pollution and carbon emissions. The study thus recommended the use of renewable clean energy systems such as solar electricity through photovoltaic cells to power the equipment used for ICT and digital education.
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I. Ezema, O. Izobo-Martins, A. Owoseni (2020) PROMOTING ICT AND DIGITAL EDUCATION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN LAGOS, NIGERIA USING AFFORDABLE CLEAN ENERGY SOLUTIONS, ICERI2020 Proceedings, pp. 9585-9590.
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