The vision of the Dr. Kayode Fayemi-led administration in repositioning education to meet the global technological standards has received a boost as a charity organization, Murtala Mohammed Foundation donated no fewer than 90 desktop computers to six secondary schools in the State.
Taking delivery of the computers in Ado Ekiti, the State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Dr Eniola Ajayi said the Murtala Mohammed Foundation was convinced of the vision of the Fayemi-led administration to place a computer on the desk of each student by 2014 with the intent of making the State education sector rank among the best in the world.
The Commissioner said the donation was consequent upon a request from the foundation that the State Government signify intent to receive the computers.
“The computers are from Murtala Mohammed Foundation; it is a donation they gave to us after requesting that we signify an intent to receive this kind of gesture and once we completed their documentation, they alerted us that they would bring the computers today. They gave us 90 desktop computers for six schools in Ekiti State”, she said.
The benefitting schools are Isan Community High School, Isan Ekiti; Aisegba Coomunity Grammar School; Doherty Memorial Grammar School, Ijero; Government College, Iyin Ekiti; Orija Grammar School, Emure and Ekiti Parapo College, Ido Ekiti.
While assuring that the remaining batch of the 33,000 laptops being distributed to students in secondary schools would be made available before the end of the year as 11,000 laptops have already been distributed earlier this year, Dr Ajayi said computers are also being provided for the State College of Education, Ikere Ekiti and Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti under the Tertiary Education Fund.
She added that the Information Communication Technology Department of the State University is being equipped with more computers as world search engine company, Google was poised to help the University augment its ICT Department to international standard.
Last modified: June 22, 2012