By Amaka Abayomi
The Minister of State for Education, Professor Anthony Anwukah, has stressed the need to build a critical mass of smart teachers to teach technologically-smart students.
Anwukah, who stated this at the commissioning of the UNITeS CISCO Internet of Things, IoT, centre at the Federal Science and Technical College, Yaba, Lagos, said teachers need to upgrade their knowledge through trainings to meet global trends.
The IoT refers to the growing network of physical objects with IP addresses for internet connectivity and the communication that occurs between them and other internet-enabled devices.
Anwukah said: “As a teacher, nothing is more challenging than when students question your assumed superior knowledge. This makes it important for teachers to ensure that they update their knowledge through trainings, either self or government sponsored.”
Appreciating UNITeS CISCO for partnering the Federal Government, the Minister said under President Muhammadu Buhari, the country has made deliberate and substantial investments in science and technology.