Ex-FUTA VC urges parents to embrace technology
A former Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Prof. Lawrence Kolawole, has urged parents to embrace technology for the advancement of the education of their children.
Kolawole, who said technology had come to replace some cumbersome learning methodologies, said the increasing knowledge in the world was a function of growing access to technological developments.
The Emeritus professor, who spoke at his Ise Ekiti, Ekiti State, at a thanksgiving to mark his 80th birthday and the unveiling of the second edition of his 315-page book, ‘Ise-Ekiti: A cradle of honour.’
He said the book, which was essentially on the need for people to know their roots emphasised education which he said was inextricably connected with religion through the activities of the missionaries.
“One major problem that we have all over Africa is not knowing our history, I wrote the first edition of this book in 2003 to dig into the roots of where my people come from. It is targeted at educating people to know where they came from with the aim of resolving so many crises and promoting my people’s socio-economic development.
“It is common knowledge that education is the light that shows the way by removing the darkness of ignorance, the salt that gives the taste of life, the medicine that cures and the key which opens doors. Education trains the mind, character and abilities of individuals and it is a fundamental human right of all citizens,” he said.