ICT expert advocates for the need to provide standard computer centres in Nigerian schools as a global best practice
Tech Cenrtal Ng-An Ilorin based Information Communication Technology (ICT) expert, Mr Tope Oluwole has advocated the need for compulsory standard computer centres in schools across the country in a bid to create great potentials in the growing technological world.
Oluwole made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ilorin on Saturday.
He said most schools lacked standard computer centers for students’ training, therefore not exposing them to basic computer knowledge.
“We are in a global world. Computer hall with a well-equipped facilities should be made compulsory for every school in the country.
“We need to follow global trend. We live in the world of technology. We cannot do away with computer in this era.
“Most students are lagging behind, we are in a digital world where everything is computerised. We need to ensure this generation compete with the best in the world.
“Government at all levels as well as the private sector should act fast and support schools with computer halls that can accommodate at least 50 students with standard computers and facilities for learning.
“It should be compulsory and not optional. Every school must have a standard computer facilities and center in place, ” Oluwole said.
He also advised students and teachers to embrace ICT knowledge as ICT knowledge would equip them with necessary skills to compete with the best in the world.
Mr Oluwole is the CEO, Top-class InfoTech, located at Fate, Ilorin.