Lagos State Government has disclosed that 120,000 Public Primary and Secondary Schools pupils/students across its Six Educational Districts have been empowered with basic computer skills under its Digital Skills Initiative, DSI.
The students/ pupils were trained in the areas of Basic Computer Skills, Coding Skills, Scratch, Cloud Service, and World Wide Web, Internet Technology, Interactive, and Visualized Coding to prepare them ahead of the global information technology requirements
special Adviser to Governor Sanwo-Olu on Education, Barrister Tokunbo Wahab made this disclosure, during a ministerial press briefing at Alausa, Ikeja, as part of the activities commemorating the second year anniversary of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu administration in the state.
Wahab explained further that DSI, which was implemented in collaboration with private companies was aimed at empowering youths and young students in Lagos Primary and Secondary schools by equipping them with knowledge, skills, and know-how that would enable them to thrive in the technology space in a couple of years’ time and compete in the future job market with digital skills like their counterparts from any part of the world.
While noting that Digital Skills Initiative is in tandem with the state government vision for education and technology, which is the third Pillar of the T.H.E.M.E.S development agenda of the administration in the state.
‘’Digital Skills Initiative is a program that aimed at providing opportunities for pupils of the state of Lagos to learn coding skills, basic computer skills, introduction to the World Wide Web and internet technology so as to develop their digital skill and prepare them for the 21st-century global information technology challenges, Eko Digital Skills is one of our own way of achieving Education and Technology part of the six Pillars Development Agenda of Governor Sanwo-Olu administration and Mr. Governor is very passionate about this project and had committed huge resources into it,” he stated.