Nigeria - ‘Exposure to online contests improves student performance’


With the fast growing access to ICT facilities, it has been disclosed that exposure of pupils to online competitions, will improve their performance in mathematics, spelling and other science-related subjects.

The Proprietor, Ladybird Nursery and Primary School, Dr. Solo Amahoetu urged stakeholders and the government to assist in providing ICT facilities to schools, especially public schools as this will further facilitate learning among children.

“Access to ICT facilities has created a platform for Ladybird pupils to compare their intelligence with other pupils who live in other parts of the world,” Amahoetu said.

He made the disclosure during a press conference organized by the school to intimate the public about the World Education Games slated for March. He pointed that the school in realization of the relevance of ICT facilities to education, has invested in ICT, adding that it has impacted on the children.

To encourage  public school pupils who lack the infrastructure to participate in such competitions, Ladybird Nursery and Primary School donated five laptops with 24 hours internet connection to National Primary School and also enrolled 50 pupils of the school in the 3P Learning Mathematics programme.