One by one, Folawe Omikunle makes an unsparing list of the “broad and complex” problems facing education in this interview: from West Africa to East Africa to Southern Africa, the issues are similar in all countries.
Technology, she says, can help to make a quantum leap, but it is by no means a panacea in itself to solve all the continent’s problems. What more is needed? She would know. She is at the helm of Teach for Nigeria, where they “recruit” the country’s brightest and most outstanding young professionals to win them over to their cause: education that can transform people’s lives and the destiny of an entire continent. If you want to know how, don’t miss this video interview in which she also talks about her collaboration with ProFuturo and the results of this shared adventure.