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Technology, A Bonus to Education

During the ancient period and dark ages, the learning standard and process was very limited. This was as a result of few or no innovations that aided in the educational system. Students usually grab all that has been taught to them, but on few of them go further to research on topics and learn more. Fortunately, this generation has been counted lucky to expand and widen their academic knowledge with the aid of the internet and other fast devices.

Though more than one quarter of the world’s population do misuse the internet for various obnoxious activities and fraudulent acts, it still remains a great advantage to those who knows its worth. It has indeed aided in the academic sector in various perspectives which cannot be compromised. To the teachers or instructors, it has given them an ample opportunity to gather more knowledge, facts and issues to disperse to students. This enhances learning process as the students get to gain more from their teachers and their scope is broadened. With this trend, the students are entreated to learn more and the teacher on the other hand acquires more.

Another advantage that has helped the educational system is the online study. An individual willing to study in a given institution can follow their programs online, and after a stipulated period, he or she obtains a valid degree or master’s degree. This is a great boost to education especially for those who are not opportune to be present at such institutions to follow up. They can now earn online, do some projects and assignments with their computers or other devices.

Students themselves are not left out here. They are the most gained. After classes, a student could use the internet to proceed on topics, carryout various and numerous researches, perform designated projects all to his own benefit. T is only the dependent and myopic students that rely wholly on their teacher and what he gas to offer at any given time.

Other electronic devices borne by technology like; audio books, personal digital assistant, etc assists students in learning process. The audio books are great learning tools specifically documented for individuals with reading disabilities, impaired vision or physical disabilities; thus aiding the physically disabled in their own learning. The personal digital assistant (PDA), an essential minimized computer can be of help to students. It has standard features including a planner for keeping track of assignments and activities, a to-do list, a note pad and alarms to keep students on schedule. The scanning pen which is a perfect tool for library research and other reading activities. This handheld device scans texts as it drags along the page. The pen displays the words on an easy to read screen, speaks them aloud and provides definitions.

Indeed, technology has really profited education so much in a dimension that has reshaped, reconstructed and restructured the learning process globally. Nelson Mandela of South Africa said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”. Education still remains the sure path to success and should be given adequate support.

The Teacher, A Great Gift to the World!






In the formal education system which most if not all parts of the world adopt in bringing up an individual with attitude and credible knowledge, there stands tall a great pillar. This pillar metaphysically pivots every angle of the world. It could be also seen as a god who has succeeded in creating world changers. The god is the teacher personified.

But it is quite unfortunate that most people do ignore what should be extremely appreciated and cherished. The social and academic respect that every teacher should enjoy could be seen to have steadily derailed in our contemporary society. The charisma they move along with and the privilege their children enjoy is no more. This is simply because the regard and respect doesn’t exist anymore. Her influence and power has waned off these days and is still waiting to explode in the fingers of ingrates. Do you see the impact of teachers globally? If no, painstakingly read in between the lines below.

A tall tree does not spring up by itself or on its own, someone has to cultivate it and develop it to maturity. So it is in this case, no great man was born great. Though he may be by fate of the future, there is still the need for someone to guide him through the way with instructions, tutorials and lectures in order to brighten up his memory.

Nelson Mandela who liberated his country from the apartheid regime; Wole Soyinka and chinua Achebe who attested to the apex of literature; Ngozi okonjo iweala who is a leading figure in global finance and economics; Dora akunyili whose intelligence and diligence saved the dear lives of thousands of Nigerians; including other distinguished Nigerians, Africans, Europeans, Asians and many more who have left footprints in the Sand of Times were all able to do so because someone impacted into them. Someone tutored them. Someone trained them. If it were not so their impact would not have been felt as it is in the world today.

Do these teachers need to be rewarded and recognized?

The answer is “YES”. They deserve it! Every respect should go to them because every farmer after cultivation looks up for a bountiful harvest. These teachers should be given incentives from time to time as it boosts their morale and encourages them to do more and perform efficiently.

Students on the other hand should learn and adopt the habit of paying proper attention to any teacher they find around their walls as this is the ultimate a student can offer to a teacher. In addition, giving the teacher all the respect and loyalty that is due is highly expected from every good student to a superb teacher.

Besides, the teachers should also keep improving on their profession especially in the area of its quality in order to have enough to disseminate to eager listening ears. Presently, the profession is witnessing a slight drop in the quality and authenticity it possesses due to the emergence of fakes. Let’s not forget in a hurry that “the hand that fed the poor during famine could equally receive a shed during rainfall”. My teacher remains a great gift to me, what about you?