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VP Osinbajo raises concern over threat of robots

The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo says Nigeria’s education curriculum is incorporating cutting-edge technology to prepare the future generation of Nigerians for the challenges of artificial intelligence and robotics.

Professor Osinbajo stated this at the 50th Annual National Conference of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management, CIPM, at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.

He said a lot of attention in the new curriculum was focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, STEM.

The Vice President said there was a growing apprehension of redundancy by some workers, that robots and artificial intelligence perform the same functions with humans, far more efficiently and even cheaper.

The President of the CIPM, Mr Udom Uko Inoyo, said the institute would continue to support government’s efforts in nurturing Nigeria’s human resource assets in a manner that would drive the socio-economic development of the 21st Century.

Mr Inoyo also appealed for government’s support towards ensuring that the certification of institute was included in the scheme of service and accredited for entry, promotion and progression in the civil service.

Olaedo Mbiwe

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