Ogun Govt, FG Train 500 Senior Secondary Schl Students On Digital Literacy, Creative Thinking - EDU-BIZNEWS


Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Ogun Govt, FG Train 500 Senior Secondary Schl Students On Digital Literacy, Creative Thinking


Ogun State Government in partnership with the Federal Government has trained 500 selected senior secondary school students on computer literacy, as part of strategic moves to build the capacity of the learners on creative thinking, to enable them to create content and enhance their digital knowledge.

The State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, while speaking during the opening session of a 4-Day capacity building for the students, tagged, ’’Build-A-Thon Programme’’, organised by the Federal Ministry of Communications, Innovation and Digital Economy, in conjunction with the Ministry, said the initiative was an avenue to take the state to a greater height.

Arigbabu pointed out that the training would provide opportunities for the students to develop their talents, relate and learn from one another, share experience, as well as become technology experts, hinting that the training was ongoing simultaneously in Imo and Maiduguri states and be replicated in all the 517 secondary schools in the state.

"If we develop children in this way, most of our problems will be easily solved. To me, this is the beginning of many good things to happen in the country. We want to catch the students young, starting from this stage; they are being developed as critical thinkers, problem solvers and technology experts", he said.

Also speaking, Minister for Communication, Innovations and Digital Economy, Dr. Bosun Tijani, represented by his Special Assistant, Mrs. Banke Ajagunna, stated that the event would enable students get more involved in technological revolution.
Earlier, Director of Education, Science and Technology in the Ministry, Mr. Sunkanmi Ogunpolan explained that the programme was introduced to create an avenue where teenagers could grow up to be problem solvers.
Two of the benefiting students, Oluwatomi Talabi of Anglican High School, Ibara and Anjolaoluwa Adebowale of Lafenwa High School, both in Abeokuta, appreciated the Federal and state governments on behalf of other learners for the laudable initiative, describing the programme as an agenda to secure the future generation of the country.


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