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Computer distribution empowers Niger Delta learners

18 October 2013, 15:30

Abuja - The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has distributed hundreds of computers at schools and tertiary institutions as part of efforts to empower learners in the region.

Under the arrangement, 200 computer sets have been donated to schools while another set of 120 computers and accessories have been distributed to several colleges of education in the area.

Acting Managing Director of the commission, Dr Christy Atako, disclosed this while handing over computer sets and accessories to some of the beneficiary secondary Schools in Odukpani local government area of Cross River state.

“We decided that we will send computer sets to selected secondary schools in the Niger Delta Region. We felt that we did not limit ourselves to tertiary institutions because of the importance at the grass root level. Science and technology drives the economy of any nation because the world is a global village. We cannot do that if we do not have the facilities, knowledge and the technical know-how,” Atako said.

According to her, it was for this reason that the NDDC was collaborating with other agencies to ensure that teaching and learning was achieved in schools across the region.

Receiving the items on behalf of the schools, the chairman of Odukpani local government area, Stephen Asuquo, thanked the commission for the gesture and assured that the items would be carefully used. 

– CAJ News

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