As part of its resolve to develop the knowledge base and skills of secondary school students in the areas of Information Technology, the Lagos State Government has just concluded a training and workshop for 300 students.
The Students from both Junior and Senior Secondary level, comprising the six districts in the State, were exposed to rigorous trainings that gave them a proper re orientation on the trends and development in technology.
Designed as a ‘Science and Technology Camp’ the Lagos State Government believed that one of the strategies towards improving learning and education in the Country, was through creating knowledge based platforms for the students to express their potentials.
Lagos State Governor, Mr Babatunde RajI Fashola (SAN) speaking through his Commissioner for Education Mr Olayinka Oladunjoye at the Camp, said Science and Technology remains a key sector in the economic transformation of the Nation and prospective Megacities like Lagos.
Governor Fashola further stated that “The process is on going to ensure that all schools in the state are provided with adequate ICT labs. The state has provided over 200 secondary schools with science labs, which are being maintained by the state”.
Meanwhile the host, Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr Adebiyi Mabadeje while speaking to the students stressed that thus “This is the third edition. It started in 2010 and the camp was situated at the Model College, Badagry. In 2011, we moved to the Model College in Meiran, and the 2012 edition was taken to Model College, Badore, Ajah”.
He further explained “It will interest you to note that when we started, it was with just 60 students, but to give more students the opportunity to deepen their science and technology knowledge, we increased the 2012 edition to 300 with the hope of increasing it in the next edition”