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By Uju Atueyi
22 December 2009   |   10:00 pm
To beat 21st century challenges in running school curriculum and foster greater students and teacher interactions using Information and Communication Technology (ICT), the management of Babcock University High School (BUHS), has commissioned e-learning programme/building.   The building, which consists of five e-learning classrooms with team interactive board otherwise known as 'magic board', computer laboratories and other internet facilities, was designed to enhance learning and make it self-paced and self-directed.

Speaking during the commissioning ceremony held recently at BUHS, Ogun State, the Vice Chancellor of Babcock University, Prof. Kayode Makinde, who commissioned the building to the Glory of God, however, said that the gesture is geared towards affording qualitative education to the Nigerian youths.


According to him, “today’s event is an attempt to salvage Nigeria from the ruin where the present generations have left it. The nation is undergoing serious birth pains and torments. In spite of all our resources and solid minerals, Nigeria is still classified as a failed nation, because she failed to realise that investing in the future is the best investment, because the future is our children”.

“This is a brand new day for both teachers, parents and students of BUHS. In our days, we heard computer is in America; by the time we got to the universities, we heard it could be found in business centres. Now each of you have computer on his/her desk, I therefore warn you; you have no right to fail. Where others are standing up you are expected to stand out”, he charged.

While commending BUHS management board for their great vision and achievement, the Parents Teacher Association (PTA) and other corporate individuals for their immense contribution towards the growth of the school, he urged the students to utilise judiciously the learning facilities warning them against negative practices “do not be hackers”.

Meanwhile, the Principal of the school, Mr. T. A. Adetayo, had earlier in his address, noted that the school which was established in 1995, have spent about N35 million on the e-learning building/project, adding that teachers has been adequately trained to man the electronic facilities.

“Today, history is being made that our school is the first among Adventist Secondary Schools in Nigeria having facilities for e-learning. Teachers have been trained on how to handle the equipment: team interactive board, computers, power points, projectors and access to the Internet. We invited experts from the academia to train them and now they are all computer literate”.

“The interactive board has different colours, it has provision for flash drive and makes use of magic finger. It makes learning easier and accommodates multiple learning styles, using varieties of delivery method. With access to internet students can browse and conduct research work and as well submit their works online,” Adetayo said.