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Osun revolutionises learning, launches ‘Opon Imo’ computer tablet


 The government of Osun will on Thursday May 9, 2013 formally launch the distribution of customised computer tablets tagged, “Opon-Imo” (Tablet of Knowledge) to students of S.S.1 to S.S.3 in Public Secondary Schools in the state.

Built to improve learning among secondary school students in the state and also to further prepare them for external and internal examinations, the tablets which are designed in the form of an iPad would be distributed to the students’free-of-charge.

Speaking on the state government’s readiness to launch the initiative which she described as a milestone in the history of education development and enhanced learning in the country, the Deputy Governor, Grace Titi Laoye-Tomori who also oversees the education portfolio in the state, noted that the Governor Rauf Aregbesola-led government is determined to ensure that students of the State of Osun are effectively prepared to meet up with the high standards needed for them to excel in the world of learning and research.

The tablets, she further noted, “are installed with software of all the subjects being offered in secondary schools incorporating different text books and lesson notes as well as past questions and answers on the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE), National Examination Council Examination (NECO), as well as the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) which will help facilitate the students’ preparedness for these examinations”.

“The launch of the computer tablets which will be distributed to Senior Secondary School Students across the various public secondary schools in the state is a further attestation to the resolute pursuit of innovation in the State’s education sector, according to the findings of the Senate Committee on Education which recently described the education policy of the government of Ogbeni Aregbesola as the best in the country”, she added.

Many dignitaries from across the Nigeria and the world are expected at the launch.