In order to encourage and expose female students in the state to careers in Technology, Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) in collaboration with the Special Assistant to Governor Abiola Ajimobi on Education, Mr. Adeyemi Adekola has organized free technology training for selected students across secondary schools in Ibadan.
The programme was specifically organized to commemorate the 10th year anniversary and launch of W.TEC Group in Oyo State.
The maiden edition of the programme in the state was facilitated by Mr. Adeyemi Adekola, who is also the Special Assistant to Governor on Education in Oyo State in partnership with Bridge Network and Goggle with theme “2017 W. TEC Girls Technology Camp.”
The 2-week programme, which was a platform for the female students to develop themselves in courses like Scratch programme, 3D Designing and Printing, Robotics Programming, Mobile Application Development, MIT Application Inventor 2, goggle sketchup and many others was held at NuStreams Event Centre, Alesinloye, Ibadan.
In his goodwill message at the graduation ceremony of the programme, Special Assistant to Governor Abiola Ajimobi on Education, Mr. Adekola Adeyemi Adewuyi expressed the readiness of the present administration in the state to partner with any non-governmental organization with intention of promoting education.
He opined that he developed interest in the programme because it is an avenue to encourage and expose female students to careers in technology, and particularly to engage them during this holiday period.
Adekola urged the graduating students and their parents to make use of the opportunity to better not only their lives but the entire society. He added that they should count themselves lucky because they are not the only students in the state that are entitled to such benefit.
Adekola commended the management of Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) for the effort she is putting in place to promote girls education, advising that it should not relent in engaging government in her subsequent programmes.
While presenting her welcome address, Project and Camp Coordinator, Ms Modupe Darabidan explained that one of the cardinal principles of W.TEC is to empower women with the purpose of making them solution providers in the society through the use of Technology.
She stated that the idea is to catch the girls at their early stage in life and engage them in the use of various programmes in Technology, stating that the development will go a long a way in exposing the girls beyond the conventional careers like teaching, nursing, catering and many others that women generally are known for.
Pastor Francis Madojemu, advised the graduating students in his goodwill message that the level of technology in the country is still very low, thereby, they should use the acquired knowledge not only to build their careers but also for the purpose of uplifting humanity.
Oladejo Nasirat, a student from Abadina College, Ibadan, who is also one of the participants, expressed her happiness for the opportunity to be among the chosen students to participate in the free technology camp. She thanked the Oyo State government and the organizers for their efforts in promoting girls’ education in the state.
The highlight at this year’s W.tec Girls Technology Camp were poem recitation, news presentation, presentation of various programmes, presentation of certificates and awards to students and choreography-dance by student participants to entertain guests.
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