Ogun Promotes ICT-Based Education0
Ogun State government has taken delivery of another batch of 420 computers under its School-Net programme for secondary schools across the three senatorial districts. Under the initiative, all secondary schools are to have computer laboratories to be manned by a trained IT teacher.
Delivering the work stations to beneficiary schools on Friday, the consultant to the state governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel on information communication technology (ICT), Mr. Folorunsho Ali said the idea was to foster knowledge in the areas of socio-economic and political development in response to global competitiveness.
The School-Net has so far covered 128 secondary schools in the state since inception in 2004, while the latest delivery would be shared among 40 schools under its third phase, Ali stated.
Ali lauded the initiative of the governor in IT development, saying the government would soon begin the connection of primary schools to the project “apparently to catch them young”.
The School-Net project manager, Mr. Tunde Kuku allayed fears that the laboratories would go the way of science laboratories in the past, with assurances that CISCO trained professionals would do routine maintenance of the laboratories through the trained teachers.
He agreed with the School-Net coordinator, Mr. Tunji Akoni that exposing the secondary schools students to systems would give them an edge over the contemporaries and position them at advantage for global competition.
By Segun Adeleye
Source: Independent Online