Oyo State Government is set to partner with Media and Digital Skills Center Nigeria to train its public school students on coding, robotics, artificial intelligence and drone technology.
The programmes, according to the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Rahman Abiodun Abdu-Raheem, is aimed at bridging the craving gaps in the education sector, thereby launching the students into real digital skills that will engage them positively.
The commissioner, who described the pilot training programmes for the three selected schools in the state as laudable, expressed his delight and optimism that the practical skills will be of tremendous benefits to the students and society.
The approved pilot programmes is scheduled to commence at Bishop Phillips Academy, Iwo road Ibadan; CAC Grammar School, Aperin; and St. Annes School, Molete, from May 9, 2022
Abdu-Raheem emphasised that the state government was ready to immediately grant the request of the center, to further enhance the quality of education in the state.
The founder, Media and Digital Skills Center Nigeria, Engineer Ajibola Abiola, expressed the willingness of the center to collaborate with the state government to bridge education gaps in secondary schools.
He said the scheme will corroborate the education structures, improve learning through ‘Catch Them Young Philosophy,’ and assist in engaging the students in real practical digital skills which will help in preparing them for entrepreneurship in the nearest future.
Abiola emphasised that engaging “these teeming young Nigerians positively, in creative, innovative skills at this crucial era, where crime rate, cultism, yahooism, drug addiction are on the high side, will in no small measure, engender in our students a very sound and practical education.”
He further posited on the need to support real knowledge by real practical solutions, through a dynamic educational curriculum, so as to blend with the changes in the world, brought about by the advent of technology, especially, digital Electronics, robotics and artificial intelligence.