Telecoms Company seeks collaboration with Oyo State on Education
Olubunmi Osoteku, Ibadan
A Nigerian multinational telecommunications company, Globacom, has expressed its readiness to collaborate with the Oyo State Government, to create a technology-based education system.
Globacom’s Regional Head, Public Sector Enterprise, Southwest, Mr Adewale Adiatu, stressed the importance of quality education and how it could help solve societal issues, in Ibadan, while speaking at the Office of the Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board.
Adiatu noted that collaboration between Globacom and the Oyo State Government in the public education sector of the state is paramount to the company.
“At Globacom, we believe education is key, and we have come to seek collaboration with your board on e-learning and other school starter packs for pupils. Globacom hopes the Board will utilise the science of learning we offer. We have E-learning packages and School Data packs, where every pupil could attend classes remotely.”
In his response, the Executive Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Nureni Aderemi Adeniran, revealed that the Oyo State Government placed premium importance on expanding its education sector and increasing pupils’ access to quality education.
“In Oyo State, we recognise the need to expand our education sector through the contribution of the private sector. We are ready to work with you on encouraging learning in Oyo State, bearing in mind that our government is known for providing quality basic education. The Board will gladly partner with you or any other private organisation to increase our children’s access to education.”
He disclosed that the Board was open to limitless opportunities driven by technology for the benefit of pupils and students in Oyo State, adding that the Board had ensured the provision of quality education at no cost to pupils in the state and was still exploring more means to reach out to the children.
“We know the importance of expanding education and increasing access to basic education for our pupils. Therefore, we are open to innovative and creative ideas that will expand our Basic Education sector,” the Chairman added.