REGENERATION OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS: THE ROLE OF DIGITAL LEARNING & SELF-MOTIVATION

Ifeyinwa E. Osegbo (PhD)

Abstract


The paper examined the role played by digital learning and self-motivation in regeneration of public schools. An overwhelming percentage of our population lives below the poverty line, and will definitely be without the means to pay for education in private schools, which has gained enough acceptance, and popularity in the society. This has made them to take recourse to public schools.  The state of public schools in  Nigeria has so much degenerated that one can refer to them as dead woods with battered structures, worn-out classrooms and equipments and very low staff esteem due to poor remuneration and working conditions.  This condition has affected the standard of education and hence national development.  This work attempts to proffer a two-pronged solution which we hope will effectively upturn an anachronistic educational system into one which is able to prepare its beneficiaries, our youths, for great achievements in a digital age. First, we have to discover that most scientific and research activities now depend on instantaneous data sharing, aided by the internet through strengthened investment in digital learning; provision of quality internet access as well as a wide scope of visual learning environment in schools.  Second, inculcating the philosophy of self-motivation among the students will help them develop self-competence to tackle different challenges and invariably actualize their dreams in life. We hope that by the end of this academic forum, our society will be better of academically and otherwise.


Keywords


learning, self motivation, public schools, private schools and working conditions

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