The lawmaker representing Oyo North senatorial district in the National Assembly, Sen. Fatai Buhari, will on Friday, January 31, begin the commissioning of additional 18 Computer Based Test(CBT) and Information and Communication Technology(ICT) centers built for schools across the district.
According to the timetable issued by the senator’s media office, the commissioning of the CBT and ICT centers will begin in Ogbomoso North, Ogbomoso South and Oriire Federal Constituency. The commissioning will start at Ikoyi Grammar School, by 8:30 am; Muslim Comprehensive Grammar School, by 10 am; Anglican Grammar School by 11:30am and Faculty of Agriculture, LAUTECH by 3pm on Friday, January 31.
On Monday, February 3, it would be the turn of CBT and ICT centers in Saki West, Saki East and Atisbo Federal Constituency. The programme will commence at Oba Kilani Secondary School, Saki by 8:30am; Muslim Secondary School, 10:30am and Baptist Medical Secondary School by 12:30pm. Boreholes sunk at Barracks and Agbole would also be commissioned by 2pm and 3:30pm same day.
The exercise continues for the third day on Tuesday, February 4 at Ansarudeen Comprehensive Secondary School, Tede, by 9am; Muslim Secondary School, Ofiki, by 11am; Muslim High School, Ipapo, by 1pm and Muslim Grammar School, Otu, by 2pm.
On the fourth day, February 5, CBT and ICT centers at Aseyin High School, Iseyin, by 8:30am; Iseyin District Grammar School, by 10:30am; Iwa Community Grammar School, Ayetoro Oke, by 12noon and Muslim Comprehensive High School, Iganna, by 1:30pm would be commissioned.
On the final day, Thursday, January 6, ICT and CBT centers at Moore Community Grammar School, Igboho, by 10am; Comprehensive High School, Igbope, by 11:30am and UMCA Ogunmodede, Igbeti, by 1pm would be commissioned.
It would be recalled that Senator Buhari had facilitated over 20 ICT and CBT centres to schools in the senatorial district in his first term in office when he was the chairman Senate committee on ICT and cybercrime.
Speaking, Sen. Buhari, who is now the chairman of senate Committee on Land Transport said: ” The essence is to make everybody computer literate, because everybody needs it and ilI realise that most of our students don’t have access to computer until after they left secondary school because the facilities are not in their schools.
“Also most entrance exams now are computer based, instead of traveling to cities and town to learn how to do CBT exams, they can start the training in nearby locations.”
Meanwhile, stakeholders in the education sector have commended the lawmaker for his genuine concern for the progress of the senatorial district.
He attributed his numerous and unprecedented achievements in the senate as reflection of omoluabi character which has been his major trait.