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Chioke plans e-library, others for Enugu school

By Adelowo Adebumiti
22 September 2022   |   5:17 am
The Group Managing Director, Afrinvest West Africa, Ike Chioke, has announced plans to establish an e-library and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) centre in Central School, Obioma, Enugu State.

Ike Chioke

The Group Managing Director, Afrinvest West Africa, Ike Chioke, has announced plans to establish an e-library and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) centre in Central School, Obioma, Enugu State.

He stated this while receiving over 400 books on behalf of the school, from a non-governmental organisation, BookmySchool, led by its chairman, Abdullahi Idris.

BookmySchool encourages teaching and learning by supplying textbooks and other materials to public schools. Chioke, while receiving the books, commended the organisation for its gesture, saying the process of deepening quality education in Obioma, by expanding knowledge and understanding, was well underway.

He said: “The first time I wanted to receive a donation from BookmySchool, we didn’t have the facilities to receive them; therefore, I decided to build a school. And building a school is not just enough if there are no books for pupils and students. That was what motivated me in building this facility for my community.”

At the inauguration of the rehabilitated school, Chioke said education was key to lifting future generations of Nigerians out of poverty.

“I want to bring telecommunications capacity and information age to my local community, so that a child in a private school in Ikoyi, Lagos, would not have any advantage over a child in this public school in Obioma.”

The 40-seater ICT centre could in the future, house an army of smart, young programmers who could, through computers, work for companies and earn salaries to support themselves and their families without leaving the town.