The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has collaborated with four indigenous edtech companies to train over 6,000 youngsters on STEAM skills at the 2nd ‘STEAM Fun Fest conference and exhibition’.
STEAM which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics education, provides essential 21st-century knowledge to equip students with future-ready skills for innovative and tech-driven workforce.
The STEAM Fest initiative was birthed through the collaborative effort of Jadesola Adedeji of STEM-MET, Uchenna Onwuamaegbu-Ugwu of Edufun Technik, Titi Adewusi of 9ijakids and Wale Ogunjobi of SabiTeach.
The conference themed, “STEAM: From Classroom to the Real World,” had no fewer than 6000 children in attendance, who were led from classroom experience to a world of reality at Landmark event center, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Participants from across public and primary schools were equipped with relevant practical skills including robotics, coding, engineering, design, science experiments, and drone technology to complement their classroom learning.
Featured Masterclasses included seasoned speakers including Tarebi Alebiosu, Founder, QShop Tech Inc.; Nkemdilim Uwaje Begho, CEO of Future Softwares; Hugo Obi, Founder of Maliyo Games, Charles Emembolu, Co-founder of Tech Quest Academy and Anita Odiete, Lead, Customer Success Strategy of Flutterwave, amongst others.