Two Digital Literacy Centres Launched In Oyo State

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 Two digital literacy centres were on Thursday, launched in Ibadan, Oyo state capital.

Two digital literacy centres berths in Ibadan, Oyo State Capital
Gov. Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State | Nigerian Tribune
The centres which were donated by American Tower Company, Nigeria is located behind Holy Trinity school, Old Ife Road and Moore Service Station, Odo-Ona, Ibadan.

The digital literacy centres comprises computers, scanners, printers among other digital facilities.

Nigeria Tribune reports that American Tower Company, Nigeria, represented by Mrs Gloria Eyieyien, at the inauguration of the centres said 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 today’s world."

Eyieyien who decried that the utilisation of digital literacy centres was usually low, also noted that the curriculum for learning at the centres was tailored for the literate, illiterate and semi-literate to learn and be digitally equipped.

Speaking at the event, 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 equipment and digitally literate.

In their remarks, Chairmen of the benefiting local government areas, Mr Lekan Afuye and Mr Yomi Adefusi gave the assurance that the centres will be efficiently deployed to improve the digital literacy of their constituents.

While noting that a lot of constituents had shown interest in benefiting from the offerings of the digital literacy centres, they prayed that more digital literacy centres be built across the 33 local government areas of the state.

Speaking, a community leader, Mr Remi Akerele assured that project will be secured and maintained to serve its expected purpose.

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