Osun begins distribution of Computer Learning Tablets to students

Rauf Aregbesola, Governor of Osun State

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun State says he intends to make public schools the toast of all education loving.

The Osun State Government has commenced the distribution of the Computer Tablets of Learning (Opon Imo) to the students of the government-owned secondary schools in the state.

The distribution of the tablets started at the Ataoja School of Science, Osogbo, on Monday with 385 students in the Senior Secondary School 2 (SSS2), receiving the technological device.

The project was specially designed for the students of public secondary schools in the state to improve their performance in internal and external examinations.

The device, according to the Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, would make the students ICT compliant as well as enable them to compete in any part of the world in terms of educational standard.

The device contains an e-book library, comprising of text books, study tips; integrated test zone, which comprises of past questions and answers, solution to standard examinations questions; and virtual classroom, where comprehensive school notes with illustrations and worked examples for the 17 subjects of science, art and commercial were configured.

Handing over the device to the students, the Principal, Ataoja School of Science, Adeagbo Taiwo, expressed optimism that the device will help in teaching and learning and enhance the performance of students.

She said: “We can now see that Opon Imo is real and we are happy because, this has never happened anywhere in Nigeria, except Osun. We are ready to work with it, as our governor has done his part in making teaching easier for us.”

“This is a modern trend in education and I am sure it will work”, she added.

The principal said that the school management would educate the students on how to handle it properly and educate the parents on how to take care of the device at home to make it last longer.

The distribution is expected to continue across the schools in the state.

The Governor had, at various fora, said that his administration is poised to ensure that the standard of education is taken to a level that would make public schools the toast of all education-loving parents and children.


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  • bitrus

    weldone governor aregbesola. please dont forget to also supply the following along with the android devise you provided
    1. standby generator or constant power supply to recharge the device
    2. monthly sum of a minimum of #5,000.00 to each student to recharge his or her device so as to be able to access the e library and other instructional materials. alternatively, a wireless internet facility may be installed in every school for free access to students, who may stay behind to do extra readings. but you know this option carries grave consequences.
    i wish you well, your excellency

  • OPYNA

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    I’ve heard of
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  • yusuf

    I am 100% in agreement with Mr Bitrus, it is not just the Android! That’s not all, providing the necessary environment and other supporting gadget is more important.
    Teach them how to fish is better than feeding them with the fish..
    Mr Governor what you are doing is a great work you are far more better than some of your coleagues who spend lavishly on things that have no direct impact on their subjects. Please more Greece to your elbow..