Monday 14 October 2019. Lagos, Nigeria. Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), the leading technology innovation centre in Nigeria and Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Nigeria’s Premier University of Education unveils the EdTech Centre of Excellence at the Institution. The centre is a first of its kind academic research centre aimed at accelerating research and development in the application of technology for teaching, learning and management of education in Africa. The launch will see the centre make significant contributions to research in e-learning and technology application in schools and classrooms.
This is one of many strategic investments in an extensive ecosystem by CcHUB this year. In addition to set up and programmatic funding support, CcHUB will sponsor MSc and PhD students working on advancing EdTech topics that are of interest to re:learn. TASUED will lead innovation and advocacy for improved teacher training programmes across Nigeria to cater to the demands of digitally compliant classrooms and new teaching methods.
To define its scope of work, the centre will have a set of research focus defined at its inception which will be initiated by CcHUB while TASUED will provide academic leadership and share relevant knowledge for the benefits of multiple stakeholders in Nigeria and globally.
‘Bosun Tijani, CEO at CcHUB says, “Education is the bedrock of healthy societies. As we continue to contribute to shaping the innovation ecosystem in Africa, accelerating the application of science and technology in improving education outcomes will be crucial to driving our overall agenda”.
Launched in 2016, the CcHUB’s education practice, re:learn, an umbrella initiative for all CcHUB education schemes has leveraged technology to educate the next generation and educators, one of which is the GOGA Project by European Commission under the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Funding Scheme to accelerate the adoption of richer learning environments and improved learning outcomes in science and technology, by deploying contextually engaging digital content and the capacity development of teachers across Africa. In January 2018, CcHUB instituted the AUIA program to accelerate the contribution of African Universities to knowledge application for a better society.
About Co-Creation Hub
Co-creation Hub (CcHUB) is an innovation centre dedicated to accelerating the application of social capital and technology for economic prosperity. CcHUB is Nigeria’s premier living lab designed as a space where work to catalyze creative tech ventures take place. The hub is Nigeria’s first open living lab for technologists, entrepreneurs, tech companies, investors and hackers in and around Lagos. Over the years, CcHUB has provided technological solutions to various sectors of the economy including education, public health and, governance through the various projects the hub is actively engaging in.
About Tai Solarin University
TASUED is the Nation’s Premier University of Education that excels in preparing educators who will be leaders in all spheres of the discipline.
With a unique selling proposition is our formula 1-2-8, our mission is to enhance the quality of teaching and learning and continuously update the methods and skills of knowledge providers by equipping them with modern technology services delivered by skilled and motivated members of staff to meet the contemporary and future needs of Nigeria with the capability to compete globally.