The Ogun government on Friday inaugurated 280-seater capacity Information Communication Technology (ICT) laboratory project at Moshood Abiola Polythecnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta.
Speaking after the inauguration, Prof. Abayomi Arigbabu, the State Commissioner for Education, commended the institution for moving in tandem with the vision of Gov. Dapo Abiodun.
Arigbabu noted that technology remained important and paramount to the development of the education sector.
” Am really impressed with this facility because the polythecnic management seems to be moving in tandem with the vision of the governor.
“Looking at what is happening now all over the world with the pandemic that is troubling all of us we have seen that teaching and learning can not be achieved on the face to face level alone.
“These days you have to blend the face to face teaching with virtual teaching and infact there should be more of virtual teaching and to achieve virtual teaching technology is needed.
“What MAPOLY has done with this provision of the ICT facility will aid teaching and learning, it will also help them with Computer Based Test (CBT) examination.
“It will also help for UTME and Post UTME examination, all the general courses that requires CBT , that is, large classes could be done with this type of facility,”he said
The commissioner stated that the governor had also mandated the ministry of education to ensure that it introduced technology at primary and secondary schools.
“We are going to have resource centres across the state with 36 flagship schools both secondary and primary schools , those will be the pilot where we start from, ” he said.
The commissioner reiterated that the present administration would continue to accord the education sector necessary support, saying that it remained the bedrock of any developed nation.
Earlier, the Acting Rector of the polytechnic, Dr. Adeoye Odedeji, said the new ICT laboratory would enhance the learning process of the institution, saying that E- learning had come to stay in modern education.
He reaffirmed that the project would not only help the students of the institution, but would be an advantage to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and other academic purposes.
Odedeji applauded the giant strides of the government towards ensuring that education take its priority, promising that the institution would continue to produce worthy ambassadors for the state.