In his attempt to decentralized the learning of computer education in Ikorodu Federal Constituency, Rep. Babajimi Benson, has facilitated two addition ICT centres, after facilitating the central in Ikorodu.
The two centres – a Digital Economy Training Centre at the Methodist Primary School, Igbogbo in Igbogbo/Bayeku Local Council Development Area (LCDA), and a Digital Economy and E – learning Centre at the Anglican Primary School, Isawo in Ikorodu West Local Council Development Area (LCDA), of his federal constituency.
The centres were facilitated through the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Federal Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy.
The centres according to Princess Abosoye Oredoyin, was facilitated by the three term lawmaker to reduce the stress by pupils going from other five LCDAs, for computer learning at the main centre which Benson facilitated in Ikorodu years back.
At the Igbogbo center were 15 computer sets, inverter, photocopier machine, router, binding machine, generator and fans. The same facilities were provided at the Isawo Centre, alongside a projector.
Mr Ajewole Oluwatimilehin, a teacher at the Methodist Primary School, Igbogbo, and an instructor at the Digital Economy Centre, described the ICT centre as a big experience for him in his teaching life.
While stating that the centre will aid the development of the pupils’ computer knowledge and passing their Computer Based Test (CBT), he also thanked the lawmaker for bringing the innovation to the school.
“This is one of the greatest innovations that I have ever experienced in my teaching line, seeing my pupils having access to these modern age systems which many of the business centres cannot even boast of. We are not just having this, but also 24 hours’ internet and power supply”, he said.
“So, there is no delay in learning when it comes to technology. We will make research online, google assignments and engage students in practical learning, whereby, they can know about Microsoft words, excel and other things.
“Model examinations are also computer based, so, with this, they will not have any problem with that. They just have to click as appropriate and select their answers. Since they will be familiar enough with the system, I believe that passing any Computer Based Test will be easy, so far, we can train them to a reasonable level.
“I am very grateful for this opportunity given to our school. We are saying a very big thank you to Hon. Babajimi Benson who have the interest of the children at heart for him to have thought of this kind of innovation which has been extended to the public school”, he said.
Samiat Banjoko, a primary six pupil of Methodist Primary School, Igbogbo, speaking with THE IMPACT, said that he will make use of the facility to prepare for his examinations and learn more about computer.
Another pupil, Joshua Osas, also a primary six pupils, said that the ICT will aid his computer education.