Nigeria: Technology Companies Partner Anambra to Deploy ICT in Schools

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A consortium of internet communication technology (ICT) infrastructure and services providers led by the Galaxy Backbone, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard (HP) among others, have reiterated their commitments to partner with the Anambra State government to improve the quality of education across secondary schools.

Managing Director of Galaxy Backbone, Gerald Ilukwe, made the disclosure at the launch of the Anambra State Secondary Schools Connectivity and Education Programme, which witnessed the formal presentation of cheques to the technology partners by state governor, Peter Obi.

Ilukwe noted that in the 21st Century no qualitative education can be possible without computerisation and internet access. He reminded the audience that the state, under the present administration, was able to computerise and provide internet access to over 100 secondary schools in 2010. He described the launch as an extension of the same initiative to cover all secondary schools numbering over 400 spread across the state. This he said is unprecedented in Nigeria.