Akeredolu commissions digital resource centre in Owo
The Governor of Ondo State, Olurotimi Akeredolu, has commissioned a state-of-the-art digital resource centre at Owo High School, Owo, Ondo State.
The Digital Resource Centre which was donated by the President and Managing Director, CBC Emea Group of Companies and an alumnus of Owo High School, Foluso Falaye, is expected to improve the quality of education and learning delivery in the school.
The Governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Agboola Ajayi, while commissioning the facility thanked the donor of the centre, and individuals who have contributed various awards towards achieving the vision of turning Owo High School into a centre of excellence for the gesture, vowing that his administration will not relent in creating an enabling environment needed for moral and functional education in the state.
“I thank you for your desire to complement the efforts of the present administration. The state government believes that we must use technology, not just to educate our people, but also to create jobs. When the present administration was sworn in, we pledged that we were going to make sure we use technology to drive activities.
“As at today, we have established three state hubs in each of the three Senatorial Districts of Ondo State. One is at FUTA, Akure, another at Ondo State University of Technology and the other at the State Polytechnic Owo. That is to tell you that this administration is doing a lot toward the development of technological education and empowering our people towards catching up with current trends in the world.
The governor also announced a special arrangement between the NDDC and Ondo State Government to introduce the use of tablets in all state primary and secondary schools, thereby eliminating the use of text books.
This, he said was recently agreed with the Vice President, Yemi Osibajo, the NDDC and all stakeholders.
He praised the effort of Folusho Falaye, describing it as a challenge and wakeup call for all citizens especially those that have benefited from the public schools system. “Government cannot do it all. We must, as ex-students of different schools, give back to the schools that we have benefited from”.
He promised to give a face lift to Owo High School, while also promising that the access road leading to the school would be given immediate attention.
Earlier in his speech at the commissioning of the facility, the donor, Foluso Falaye, explained that the facility contained two learning areas each with sitting capacity of one -hundred students and two adjoining teacher preparatory rooms. These preparatory rooms are to be used by teachers/instructors to plan their lessons based on available contents on the digital platform.
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