Sunday, November 18, 2018

ICT labs donation to make students competitive globally – Lagos Tutor General

The donation of fully equipped information and communication technology (ICT) laboratories to four secondary schools in Lagos State has the potential to transform the recipient students into global champions, Lagos State Tutor General and permanent secretary, Ministry of Education, Adebunmi Adekanye, says.

The Lagos State government official made the statement at the unveiling of the laboratories donated by automobile manufacturer, Hyundai Motors Nigeria Limited.

According to Adekanye, the ultramodern laboratories will not only aid effective teaching and learning of computer studies, it will also prepare the students for participation in online competitions and examinations.

The labs beneficiaries include Vetland Senior Grammar School, Oko-Oba, Agege; Ipakodo Senior Grammar School, Ikorodu; Kuramo Senior College, Victoria Island, and Fazi-I-Omar High School. Iwaya, Yaba.

A statement from Parvir Singh, managing director of Hyundai Motors to BusinessDay, disclosed that the company had donated the ICT laboratories to select public schools and colleges in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives, which include supporting grassroots education and enhancing human resources development. 

No fewer than eight schools and colleges in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt have benefited directly from facilities, which include the installation of 20 desktops computers each.

At the unveiling ceremony, Gaurav Vashisht, head of sales and marketing, Hyundai, said the initiative was the company’s corporate social values of impacting its communities and maintaining its customer-centric disposition that had garnered trust from the society.

The gesture, he said, was in line with Hyundai Motors’ global CSR maxim of “Moving the World Together,” supporting youths’ education and helping them to access quality education.

“We hope this project will impact directly hundreds of thousands of lives in Lagos and several other communities in Port Harcourt and Abuja,” Singh said.




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