…Inaugurates two digital literacy centres
By Adeola Oladele, Ibadan
As the world is fast becoming a global village and with the quest to make residents of Oyo State digitally compliant, two digital literacy centres were inaugurated in Ibadan, the state capital.
The digital centres sited behind Holy Trinity school, Old Ife Road and Moore Service Station, Odo-Ona both in Ibadan, comprised of computers, scanners, printers, among other digital facilities for the advantage of the beneficiaries.
Speaking at the inauguration, representative of the donor, American Tower Company, Nigeria, Mrs Gloria Eyieyien, disclosed that the project was to ensure that communal dwellers both the young and old are imbued with requisite Information, Communication and Technology skills to be functional in the modern digital world.
Eyieyien who frowned at what she perceived as low utilisation of digital literacy centres, said the curriculum for learning at the centres was tailored for the literate, illiterate and semi-literate to learn and be digitally equipped.
While making her remarks, the Special Adviser to Governor Abiola Ajimobi on Education, Science and Technology, Dr. Bisi Akin-Alabi noted that the 5,000 residents were expected to benefit from the project.
Akin-Alabi said the state government’s collaboration in the project was in ensuring that every resident of the state is able to manipulate various digital equipments and digitally literate.
In their separate remarks, Chairmen of the benefitting Local Government Areas, Mr Lekan Afuye and Mr Yomi Adefusi assured that the centres would be efficiently deployed to improve the digital literacy of their constituents.
They noted that a lot of constituents had shown interest in benefiting from the offerings of the digital literacy centres, while praying that more digital literacy centres would be built across the 33 local government areas of the state.