The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), has donated an Information and Communication Technology Centre (ICT) to the Government Science and Technical College, Okaka, Yenagoa, Bayalsa state.

The donation of the centre according to the board is in line with its goal of promoting the learning of information communication technology and Science, Technology and Mathematics (STEM) education in secondary school as a foundation for building human and material capacities in the oil and gas industry.

While inaugurating the ICT centre recently, the Executive Secretary of NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Wabote, ably represented by the NCDMB’s General Manager of Corporate Communications and Zonal Coordination, Dr. Ginah O. Ginah, recounted that the board’s mandate is to build human and material capacities in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry.

The board’s boss noted that the ICT center would enable senior secondary students of the college to prepare adequately for their Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME).

Appreciating the board for its decision to sit the ICT Centre in the college, the principal of the college, Mr. Sigah Alfred Zoudei assured NCDMB that the facility would be secured and utilized effectively by the students and staff of the school.

Available facilities at the new ICT centre include state-of-the-art computers, projector, printer, photocopier, power-generating set and a backup inverter. The board further put in place Operation and Maintenance contract for one year and engaged an instructor certified by the Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria to support the centre.

It would be recalled that NCDMB had also donated ICT centres to Nembe National Grammar School, Community Secondary School, Otuoke and Government Secondary School Okpoama in Bayelsa state and the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Yenagoa, the state capital.

By Sunday Elom

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