CU Graduate, Huawei Build ICT Centre in Lagos Secondary School
Covenant University’s motto, “Raising a new generation of leaders”, has yet again been validated with one of its graduates, Mr. Oti Ebubechukwu, developing an Information Communication Technology (ICT) Centre in a Secondary School in Lagos State, Nigeria.
The ICT facility was set up with the support of one of the world’s leading ICT solution provider, Huawei. The Chinese telecoms equipment giant, it was disclosed, had provided Internet-enabled desktops, a projector system, 3-in-1 laser copier system, and air conditioner.
Mr. Oti, a graduate of Electrical/Electronic Engineering and Covenant University’s best graduating student in the 2014/2015 academic session with a 4.96 CGPA, got Huawei to sponsor his initiative, which now allows students to have easy access to computers and the Internet – handy tools for learning and to carry out their examination registrations.
The idea of setting up an ICT Centre in the secondary school, said Oti, was birthed during his National Youth Service year, when he served as the Project Manager, Education and Environmental Sanitation, of his Community Development Service (CDS).
According to him, “We carried out subject tutorials and career talks at a secondary school within Eti-Osa 1 Local Government. From interaction with students, teachers and the Principal, we gleaned that they needed a functional computer room.
“The goal of the ICT Centre is to facilitate the school’s registration and preparation for exams and to enable their acquisition of computer skills. Also, to foster academic development by giving students and teachers access to a plethora of online resources.”
Mr. Oti thanked Huawei, his Primary Place of Assignment (PPA) during his youth service days, for sponsoring the project, as well as his coursemate back in Covenant University, Mr. Clinton Okorie, for being supportive during the development and implantation of the ICT centre.