As part of efforts to increase e-learning capabilities and transform education in Nigerian institutions, Access Bank in collaboration with Intel and Chips, Bits & Bytes Limited has declared support for e-learning by providing e-education solutions for pupils and teachers of Command Children’s School, Yaba, Lagos.
On the initiative, Country Manager, Intel, Mr. Olubunmi Ekundare said “Intel’s unrelenting commitment to innovation and education empowers billions of people every day. We are pleased to be part of this initiative by providing the e-education solutions hence Intel will be training the first set of teachers at no cost. This platform allows teachers the opportunity to create a virtual classroom and assists to deliver lectures without hassle.”
Similarly, Executive Director, Access Bank, Victor Etuokwu speaking at the alliance meeting at Yaba Command Children School highlighted that “Access bank having recognized that access to information is no longer a luxury but a necessary tool for development and growth of future leaders have collaborated with Chips, Bits & Bytes Limited and Intel Nigeria to provide e-education solutions at the most critical time.”
Etuokwu further explained that children do not have to be confined to physical spaces for effective learning and with the increase in internet availability and affordable computer/mobile devices, students and teachers can now enjoy qualitative education and interact more meaningfully.
According to him “the competition within the academic sector has proven to be beyond the lectures delivered by the teachers but has seen teachers gradually becoming facilitators, hence, the urgent need for every teacher to scale up to the global innovation in terms of impacting knowledge to the students.”
On his part, Chief Executive Officer, Chips, Bits & Bytes, Tunji Ola expressed optimism on the collaboration. “The e-learning solution is an integral part of Nigeria's educational system and offers students a better education from the cradle. Technologically-advanced students will definitely contribute to growth and development of Nigerian economy, with the potential to improve military technology and telecommunications, media communications, and skilled ICT professionals who will be well-equipped to solve problems in Nigeria and other parts of the world.”
Responding to the gesture a spokesperson of the Army Barracks, Yaba, Major Gen Sunday Adebayo said, “We appreciate the gesture and believe that cutting edge technology is what is most needed in our generation particularly to improve educational standards among school children.”
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