Students advocate inclusion of robotics in school curriculum
From Abiodun Alade, Lagos
Media Trust Limited
Students in Lagos State have urged policymakers in the state to incorporate robotics in the school curriculum at primary and secondary levels for technological advancement and innovations. The students who spoke at separate interviews after participating in the robotics competition organised in the five divisions of the state, as part of the inauguration activities for the second term of Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu, coming up on May 29, noted that including robotics science into their school curriculum will further develop technological skills of the younger population. A representative of the CMS Girls Senior Grammar School, Miss Joe Halimat, said the government should give priority to robotics studies in schools as they do to sports and entertainment. Halimat, whose school came second in the competition, explained that building a robot for traffic management has taught her perseverance and tolerance which have changed her way of life. At the end of the competition, Eva-Adelaja Girls Junior Secondary School, Bariga came first with the cash prize of N100, 000 while CMS Grammar School Girls Senior came 2nd with N50, 000. Igbokuta Community Senior Model College received N30, 000 for placing third. On her part, the Head of Department, Co-curriculum for Science and Technology, Education District 2, Mrs Amaka Oto, advised students to brace up with technological advancement and acquire more knowledge in line with the THEMES agenda of the Governor Sanwo-olu’s administration.