ExxonMobil commissions e-learning centers in Lagos
In a quest to improve Information Technology (IT) education in the country, ExxonMobil, in partnership with other stakeholders (Aker Solutions, EPC3 Project Manager) and the CAP Project Consultant, Crest stage Nigeria Limited), has donated three E-Learning Centres to three primary schools in Lagos State under the Community Assistance Programme (CAP) on the Erha North Phase 2 Project EPC3.
The three beneficiary primary schools under the programme are Ansar Udeen Nursery & Primary School, Ebute Metta; Awoyaya Nursery & Primary School and Obalende Nursery & Primary School, Ikoyi.
According to the Senior Project Manager, ExxonMobil, Wale Bishi, the programme is another significant step “we are taking in our quest to improve the quality of education available to our young ones through social investment in critical infrastructure required to equip them with the requisite skills for competing in today’s knowledge economy, especially from their early years.”
On the choice of the three beneficiary primary schools, Bishi said:
“We specifically selected these schools located in economically challenged neighbourhoods in order to optimize the impact of the vast array of e-learning resources being donated and commissioned today on their pupils, some of whom may not have any prior contact with the equipment in these centres.
“By availing the young ones in these schools with modern facilities comparable to some of the best primary institutions in the country, we are enhancing their chances of competing on an equal footing with their more privileged counterparts and empowering them to contribute meaningfully to the Nigerian economy in due course.
“Apart from building these e-centres to exact standards, they have also been equipped with such facilities as standard computer tables and chairs, monitors, servers, internet modems for wireless connectivity, e-library and e-learning software and BrainFriend software for effective instruction in relevant local curriculum.”