“The system we are using to change the future of society hasn’t changed and that’s our education system,” Ayaan Esmail- Co-Founder “Genis”
By Farah Nasser- Anchor, Global News
The technological age has changed many things in our world, but a Grade 9 student from Mississauga says education isn’t one of those things.
Yes, we use iPads and new software in our schools. However, Ayaan Esmail said he believes we aren’t setting up a system to create future leaders.
Esmail is an anomaly because not many 14-year-olds are co-founders of start-ups hoping to revolutionize the healthcare industry. His technology company, Genis, is working on diagnosing diseases such as cancer through DNA.
Excerpts of op-ed Ayaan Esmail wrote about how he feels education in our country needs to change:
Education has been very stagnant, if you look at other industries like transportation, healthcare and manufacturing. They’ve all changed but when we look at school today, we still think of a textbook and an exam. I think we need to fundamentally rethink what learning looks like in today’s world.
Read complete op-ed, and watch video interview of Ayaan at the source: