Oyo State Government in partnership with Media & Digital Skills Centre Nigeria have announced a pilot training programme on Coding, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and Drone Technology for Public Secondary Schools in the state.
According to the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Barrister Rahman Abiodun Abdu-Raheem the program 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 said the pilot training programs for the three selected schools in the state as laudable, expressed delight and optimism that the practical skills will be of tremendous benefits to the students and society.
The approved pilot programs has been scheduled to commence in Bishop Phillips Academy, Iwo Road Ibadan, CAC Grammar School, Aperin, and St. Annes School, Molete, from 9th May, 2022.
The founder of 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.
Engineer Ajibola Abiola, emphasized 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 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.