An enterprising youth corper Ebube Oti, has successfully initiated an ICT project in a Lagos State Secondary School. Ebube was able to involve ICT giants, Huawei Technologies in sponsoring the full rehabilitation of a computer centre in the school. Huawei completed the centre with 15 desktop systems, a projector system, and split air conditioning system.
FOTE served as project managers and coordinators.
The NYSC supported ICT project fits perfectly with the plans of Governor Ambode…
…who is looking to make Lagos State the IT hub of the country. To achieve this, the governor is looking to build ICT centres around the state. He is also refurbishing and upgrading existing centres.
According to the governor, software coding will be taught to students from junior secondary level as part of the school’s curriculum. The hope is that the initiative will give Lagos students access to the world of information technology. It should also broaden the horizon of the students, and improve their employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in the future.
ICT improves environmental degradation
Huawei’s use of cloud technology and wireless connectivity also means that the impact of ICT on the environment is increasingly positive. And if students can be taught about the workings of computers and computer equipment from an early age, they would know to manage ICT systems better.
Therefore, we envisage a situation where the increase in ICT centres around Lagos should reduce the use of paper and plastics, and lead to more efficient outcomes. Interestingly, Huawei has built the use of solar energy into its upcoming rehabilitation projects. This should further reduce the use of carbon fuels at the centres.
Just as importantly, the development of ICT centres will lead to increased access to useful knowledge on environment care. The digital libraries, which make up the most important aspect of the projects, will open up a whole new world of learning to the students.
And so, it is easy to imagine that given the new opportunities on offer, young Nigerian students can start to innovate along the lines of environmental protection and many other spheres of modern living.
The possibilities are endless.
Present at the event were Ms. Fancy Feng Hongjuan, the Public Relations Manager Huawei Technologies Nigeria Limited, and Mr. Lucas Xufeng, Human Resource Manager from Huawei.
Others include the NYSC Lagos State Coordinator Mr Cyril Akhanemhe, the Zone B Zonal Inspector, Mrs. Tokunbo Ashade, the Assistant Director, Head Corps Development & Relocation Mrs. Maria Osadebe.
Mrs. Kunbi Adesokan, Projects Director, also represented FOTE at the event.