Ikeja Unique Lions Club has counselled that basic education in Nigeria should be fully Information Communication Technology compliant.

Speaking during the  donation of  new computers and a multimedia ICT Centre to Ogudu Junior Grammar School, Ogudu, Ojota, Lagos, the 10th president of Ikeja Unique Lions Club,  Mr Francis Wilkey, advised corporate organisations to invest in digital education for basic schools, saying it would be rewarding in the growth of the country.

“I think corporate companies should all invest in ICT for basic schools and probably give it the next five years to see the feat of our investments in ICT. ICT is the next level. Nigeria should be noted for something, we should be able to pioneer something and if we can get these young ones early, I assure you that Nigeria will go places. These young ones are like a clean slate, you can still write in their minds and they’re still within the state of formation.”

He stated that there was a need to ensure that any child who was in public school got the best education and the onus falls on us private citizens who lived around them to support the government in making this a reality.

While receiving the donation, the Tutor-General/Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Education District II, Mrs Anike Adekanye, appreciated the club for the gift, saying, “ICT centres in schools are like modern-day laboratories, fostering innovations, critical thinking, and problem-solving.”

Service chairperson/Project Director, Ikeja Unique Lions Club, Mr Stephen Adeniyi maintained that “We have an desk top computers, interactive board, CPU systems, and a projector, in case they want to take lectures or training that involve them looking at a board, so there’s a projector for that and each desktop is backed up with a UPS.”

Principal, Ogudu Junior Grammar School, Mrs Omishakin Foluke, appreciated the club for their initiative.

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