Kogi State: Corps Member Donates Laptops, Computer Accessories to School

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By Damilare Adeniyi

As part of his Community Development Service initiative to reduce technological illiteracy and empower teachers and students, thereby transforming teaching and learning processes in this Information Communication Technology age to a problem -solving abilities, a Corps Member in Kogi State, Awah Favour Matthew with state code KG/18C/1037 has donated 3 laptops and other computer accessories to Government science school, Lokoja, the Kogi state capital.

Awah also organized two weeks intensive training for 70 students, youths and workers in Lokoja with a focus on computer packages like word processing, how to make Android application, how to make effective use of internet and practice skills where he used the ICT Centre at Muslim Community Secondary School and Government Science Secondary School, Lokoja as training centres.

Awah who is a Biochemistry graduate from Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Abia State said “it’s obvious that the world is navigating very fast towards Information technology and we must match the world’s strength and be acquinted with ICT and computer based information, hence the need for the project”.

“I observed that there is inadequate computers and latest ICT accessories in Government Science Secondary School, Lokoja, I took up the task to provide them with laptops and accessories in my little capability”.

I observed that most people working in Public and private paralstatals can afford modern gadget but couldn’t operate them. So, I decided to bridge the gap between the host Community and the born privilege societies through computer based training and they’ve all been introduced to some computer packages like word processing, how to make Android Application, how to make effective use of internet and practice skills during the two weeks of training”.

Mr Ojo Adeola who represented the vice principal the school noted that the accessories will bring about transformation, increased learning gains for students, creating and allowing for opportunities for learners to develop their creativity, problem-solving abilities, informational reasoning skills, communication skills, and other higher-order thinking skills. He promised that the school will make judicious use of the accessories.

“For some time now the ICT center has been abandoned because virtually all the system has developed one fault or the other but he came in though he’s not serving in the school and repair all the faulty ones and bought some necessary accessories along with 3 laptops for the school. He as well trained some of our students on how to make use of the computer for two weeks, we will forever remain grateful to Corper Awah Favour”.

In his words, the State Coordinator of NYSC, Mr. Lasaki Olayiwola who was represented by the supervisor of the project, Mr. Yakubu Mohammed, commend Favour for his selfless service for the State, charging other corps Members to emulate the selfless Service.

The computer teacher of the school, Mrs Adamson Janet express her delight in seeing the ICT center back to a stable condition stressing that it will improve her productivity and positively tranform the students to ICT giants.

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