This field and technology are perhaps the most important to me. A nation that does not educate its people is a nation that is not going anywhere. Our approach must be holistic and have a high concentration of technology as the dissemination of education. STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) should be the methodology used and a framework of education should be based on a nation like Finland due to its population size and also its effectiveness in education.
“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” Brigham Young
My name is Mr. Moice Ekundayo Dixon. I have worked in the information technology field for more than 20 years. I have obtained advanced degrees in technology with an MBA in MIS, MS in Information Security and I am currently a PHD candidate in Information Technology. I have taught computer science courses for more than 13 years as an adjunct professor at a community college and my passion for the educational system in Liberia stems from attending primary schools as a child and how the educational system was extremely robust and more than adequate for us to compete.
The educational system in Liberia is in total disarray. The focus should be to develop and provide the most comprehensive primary education. The goal is to introduce a 21st century model to remediate the educational system by providing access to cloud-based learning. Children as young as 4 yrs. would have access to technology such as the One Laptop per Child initiative to provide and improve their cognitive abilities to learn materials both subject-oriented and object-oriented.
The goal is to procure laptops for primary school children, tutoring on how to access information and collaborate with fellow classmates. This initiative is geared to allow both boys and girls but more importantly girls to have the access to information that is necessary to change their lives but also the lives of their families and their nation. “If you are in a country that is progressive, the woman is progressive. If you’re in a country that reflects the consciousness toward the importance of education, it’s because the woman is aware of the importance of education. But in every backward country, you’ll find the women are backward, and in every country where education is not stressed it’s because the women don’t have education.” Malcolm X
My goal is to fundamentally transform how Liberian children learn and how their learning will transform what opportunities they will have in the future. “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” Malcolm X
Liberia emerged from a devastating 16-year civil war that placed our educational system in a dilapidated state. After nearly 11 years of peace under the first democratically elected female president on the continent, the educational system is making strides but there are hurdles that must still be overcome. As an individual who was raised in Liberia and attended school from elementary to the 11th grade, I have a fundamental knowledge of what is needed and how a holistic approach is necessary. The cloud methodology is essential but also an adoption of the STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) is also paramount.