Oyo government, Signal Alliance plan 800 computers for students

Oyo State Government, Signal Alliance and Microsoft are working together on a digital literacy programme for schools in the state.

Under the programme,  pupils in both public and private schools will have access to qualitative education in Microsoft Imagine Academy where 800 computers would be provided across eight centres in the state.

The programme floated by the Oyo State model education system interventions was unveiled in Ibadan, at a press briefing attended by the representatives of Signal Alliance, Microsoft and other relevant stakeholders in the education sector of the state.

Speaking at the conference, the Special Adviser to the Governor on education, Dr. Bisi Akin-Alabi stated that the state would launch digital literacy centres to prepare the state towards producing a knowledgeable competent workforce in the country.

Head of education program Microsoft Nigeria, Jordan Belmonte, explained that the programme is built towards making Oyo State meet the global technological pace, and put Nigeria on the digital technological map through the state

The Special Adviser said explained that the programme will give birth to eight digital literacy and cluster learning centres with 100 computers each.

Dr. Akin-Alabi said that every student is expected to benefit from the digital literacy, noting that Microsoft has promised to give the state 700 computers every year to complement the state government’s efforts until each school in the state is covered.

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