PARENTS TEACHERS PROGRESSIVE FORUM (PTPF)
A MEMORNDON ON: THE IMPORTANCE OF COMPUTER AND COMPUTER EDUCATION. “First we thought the PC was a calculator. Then we found out how to turn numbers into letters with ASCII (Americas standard code for information interchange) — and we thought it was a typewriter. Then we discovered graphics, and we thought it was a television. With the World Wide Web, we've realized it's a brochure and while we ponder, we discovered it has become a global community.” I should have been jobless on the street or frustrated if not for this life changing profession which am proud of. Ladies and gentle men, emphasis on computer education cannot be over said. Today, the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, the cloth we wear and of course the work we do have their trace to technology directly or indirectly. Introduction of computer into Nigerian’s education sector cannot be said to be new, this is because in 1988 the Nigerian government made an attempt in introducing computer science into all levels of learning, the publicity was so much that certain companies where shoulder with the responsibility of distributing PCs and educating schools within the country, not long this dream died off and the Nigerian society were made to return to the old system of education which we still suffer from today. Similar attempt was made in 2004 by the then Olusegun Obasanjor led administration, there were songs of praises and joy that Nigeria and Nigerians have finally joined the rest of the world in advancing technology. Sooner than expected, it became a dead reality. Today, I am one of the happiest persons knowing fully well that I have a boss who is ready to go with the rest of the world mindless the economic state of the country. Ladies and gentle men, the dream of every child today is to be socially wise and of course civilized, to archive this, we cannot rule out the place of computer in their early stage of education. There is so much...
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