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Thousands benefit from Osun tablet distribution

30 September 2013, 13:15Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos – The Osun State Government has distributed more than 5000 locally-made tablet computers to secondary schools in a move that is poised to promise to ease teaching and learning in the learning centres.

The government aims to complete the distribution exercise to all secondary school pupils in the state by the first week of November.

Nigeria's first locally made tablet, “Opon Imo,” was launched in the state earlier this year.

The Tutor-General of Osun West Senatorial District, Adisa Olabamiji, commended the governor of the state, Rauf Aregbesola, saying with the distribution of the tablets, education had completely been turned digital.

The Principals of several schools among them St. Pauls Grammar School in Ilobu, and Olufi High School in Gbongan, lauded Aregbesola’s administration’s initiative.

The school leaders urged students to cherish the devices and ensure that the objective of enhancing education standards were not defeated.

Reacting on behalf of the pupils, Florence Alabi of St Paul Grammar School, and Hammed Ajibola of Olufi High School, said students would learn with ease and improve in their examinations.
Osun State launched the Opon Imo (tablet of knowledge) in June.

The handheld android device is uploaded with textbooks, lesson notes, virtual classroom, and other learning resources for secondary school pupils. It also features a virtual classroom, dictionary, bible, books on the history of the Yorubas and Opon Ifa, and developmental games. 

– CAJ News



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