The Annual School Need Exhibition (ASNE) is set to provide a series of digital solutions to revamp Nigeria’s education sector and create an education system everyone should be proud to be a part of.
The founder and convener of ASNE, Mrs. Emem Opashi, revealed this during a press conference today (May 19, 2022) ahead of the 12th ASNE Expo themed; “Brand New Education” and scheduled to hold from May 20 to 21, 2022 in Abuja.
According to her, the expo which will have over 10,000 educators across the country in attendance, will boost over 10 companies who will create digital solutions that can help more communities so that people do not have to pay for the internet and to help children to keep learning.
Giving the rationale for the expo, Opashi said it became necessary to sensitise the country on its educational system and let people begin to “see the kind of education that we dream about”.
She said the expo is to bring together people from different sectors to map out strategies to better the country’s educational system.
Opashi added that education shouldn’t be left for the Federal Government alone; rather, it should be a collaborative effort involving everyone, to make the conversation enriching.
According to her, the expo, which will hold at the A-Class events centre, will be packed with lots of activities – training sessions, exhibitions, conferences, masterclasses and awards.
Those who live outside the FCT can streamline the event for free.
Opashi further called on the Federal Government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to reverse the whole system and take dialogue very seriously.
“The government needs to understand the impact [of the strike action] because there are many youths who are idle, sitting at home. When you have idle youths doing nothing, a lot of issues arise.
“There is a lot of tension everywhere. It is a major social issue and we need to take action fast,” she reasoned.