NCDMB, Senate Inaugurate ICT Centre In Lagos

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To further encourage the learning of information communication technology by secondary school students, the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has inaugurated an Information and Communication Technology Centre at Opebi Senior Grammar School in Ikeja Local Government Area, Lagos state.

The ICT centre is equipped with 30 brand new computers, 20KVA generator, Inverter batteries, two air conditioners for each room, uninterrupted internet service and free diesel supply among other state-of-the-art equipment.

According to a statement by the NCDMB, the centre was attracted by the former Chairman of the Senate Committee on Local Content in the 8th National Assembly, Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola.

The Board said the centre was created to enable the learning of information communication technology by secondary school students in a conducive environment, adding that the centre is equipped with state of the art computers, projectors, printer, photocopier and that it is powered by a generating set with a backup inverter to ensure stable and constant power supply.

In his remarks, Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, who represents Lagos West Senatorial District expressed his joy over the commissioning of the ICT Centre. He said, “I know what it means to be poor and that is why I do everything I can to provide the best and free education for my people”.

He noted that technology has become fast-paced across the world and the ICT facilities will ensure that young persons from Lagos State are not left behind.

In his remarks, the Executive Secretary of NCDMB, Engr. Simbi Wabote explained that the Board’s mandate was principally to build human and material capacities in the oil and gas industry. He added that the Board was working to create employment opportunities, increase the number of industry contracts awarded to indigenous service companies and incubate local research in the country.

The Executive Secretary who was represented by the General Manager, Corporate Communications and Zonal Coordination, Dr Ginah O. Ginah said the centre will also create opportunities for senior secondary students to prepare adequately for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). He added that the ICT Centre has computer instructors, internet facility and a maintenance contract.

Speaking earlier, the Principal, Opebi Senior Grammar School, Mrs Grace Adepeju Akande thanked the Board for siting the ICT Centre in the school. She assured the Board of the safety and careful utilization of the facility.

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