NCC donates multi-million naira Virtual Examination Centre to MAPOLY

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The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has donated a Virtual Examination Centre to Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY), Abeokuta.

The facility was handed over to the management of the school on Friday at the school premises in Abeokuta.

The facility entails construction of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) centre furnished with 250 tables and chairs, installation of 250 desktop computers.

The NCC also provided the facility with ICT peripherals and provision of 200KVA Generator .

Speaking at the event, the Executive Vice Chairman of the Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta , disclosed the futuristic policies that the Federal Government had placed on ICT across six geo-political zones in the country.

Danbatta, represented by the Director of Projects, Mr Philip Eretan, highlighted the positive impacts that ICT intended to portray in the digital learning and research for both the students and lecturers.

He said Federal Government had developed two policy documents geared towards using ICT for Socio-economic development of Nigeria.

“The commission as part of her mandate to implement the above policy documents has developed various intervention projects which are geared towards promoting ICT literacy and digital skills.

” Also, increasing ICT penetration, ensuring that staff and students leverage on digital technology for research, learning, inspiration for innovation, capacity building and advancement among others.

“The Virtual Examination Centre is not merely a physical space, it represents a nexus of knowledge, technology and the aspirations of our students.

” It is a space where traditional assessment methods converge with modern digital solutions, creating an environment that is conducive to fair, secure and efficient evaluations,” he said.

On his part, MAPOLY Rector, Dr Adeoye Odedeji , appreciated the Federal Government and the Commission for the facility, adding that the facility came at the right time the school needed it.

The rector stated that the facility that the Federal Government had made available to the institution remained one of the best facilities the school ever received in the history of the polytechnic.

“It appears as if you are conversant with our needs and that again portrayed the fact that before you do any project, you do a thorough need assessment.

” We definitely need this facility particularly at this time. We are deepening our ICT knowledge among our staff and students,” he said.

Odedeji noted that MAPOLY stood out among polytechnics in Nigeria in terms of research and academics, saying that the institution would continue to justify government’s investment in the school.

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