Overcoming The Challenges Of Astronomy Education In Low-Tech Environment: The Nigerian Story

Astronomy education in low-tech environments: Challenges and solutions
2nd Shaw-IAU Workshop
Wednesday Oct. 7, 2020
UTC: 5:35 p.m.-5:55 p.m.
Thursday Oct. 8, 2020
UTC: 10:35 a.m.-10:55 a.m.

This presentation highlights the challenges of Astronomy Education in low-tech
environment and the efforts towards mitigating them. Public schools in Nigeria are almost
free, but mostly poorly funded and lacking in basic infrastructure such as internet,
electricity, etc. Astronomy is not taught at the elementary and Secondary school levels in
Nigeria as there is no curriculum for Astronomy at such levels.

About Olayinka Fagbemiro

Olayinka Abiodun Fagbemiro is the Founder/CEO of Astronomers Without Borders (AWB) Nigeria. She leads a versatile team of young and enthusiastic STEM experts, overseeing the daily activities of AWB Nigeria. She is currently a PhD student of Geoinformatics.

Watch a recording of this talk (external link)