A Nigerian multinational telecommunications company, Globacom, has expressed its readiness to collaborate with the Oyo State to create robust technology-based education system.
Globacom Regional Head, Public Sector Enterprise, South-West, Mr Adewale Adiatu, made this known on Thursday in Ibadan at the office of the Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board.
Adiatu stressed the importance of quality education and how it could help solve the problem in the society.
He said that the collaboration between Globacom and the Oyo State Government in public education sector was paramount to the company.
He said: “At Globacom, we believe education is key and we have come to seek collaboration with your board on e-learning and other school starter packs for pupils.
“Globacom hopes the board will utilise the science of learning we offer.
“We have e-learning packages and school data packs where every pupil can attend classes remotely.”
Executive Chairman, the State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr Nureni Adeniran, said the state government placed premium importance on expanding its education sector and increasing pupils’ access to quality education.
Adeniran said: “In Oyo State, we recognise the need to expand our education sector through the contribution of the private sector.
“We are ready to work with you on encouraging learning in Oyo State, bearing in mind that our government is responsible for providing quality basic education.
“The board will gladly partner with you or any other private organisations to increase our children’s access to education.”
The chairman said the board was opened to limitless opportunities driven by technology for the benefit of pupils and students in the state.
He assured the company that the board would ensure provision of quality education at no cost to pupils in the state.
“However, we are still exploring more means to reach out to our children.
“We know the importance of expanding education and increasing access to basic education to our pupils.
“We are open to innovative and creative ideas that will expand our basic education sector,” Adeniran said. (NAN)