Education

Lagos to connect 100 schools to internet in May – Sanwo-Olu

Published

on

Lagos to connect 100 schools to internet in May – Sanwo-Olu

By Florence Onuegbu

Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Thursday said the state government would connect no fewer than 100 schools to internet by the end of May.

Sanwo-Olu said this during the inauguration of Lagos State Schools Infrastructure Projects and four school buildings.

He said that the state government had started to roll out fibre optics across state-owned schools to aid learning through high-speed internet connectivity.

According to him, the broadband Internet infrastructure will  be completed and inaugurated in 100 schools selected for the pilot scheme.

”We are currently in about 65 schools but before the end of the month, we will be in 100 schools.

”I will go round to commission internet fibre connectivity in the first 100 schools that we have in Lagos state.

”What that will do is not only give you access to the world, it will also ensure that all of your computer connectivity, the speed that is required for you to be able to access the entire world on your palm, it is at your disposal.

”So that you can compete with other students around the world. And so this fibre will be going round all schools over a period of time, but for the first 100 schools, we will be commissioning them before the end of this month,” he said.

Sanwo-Olu said  the state was rapidly changing, with globalisation and technological advancement and there was urgent need to prepare the children for the future.

During a ministerial briefing on May 4, the Commissioner for Science and Technology, Mr Hakeem Fahm had said the state government was implementing the deployment of 6,000km of Fibre Metro Network connection across the state.

Fahm said that 3,000km of Fibre Metro Network connection had been deployed in 2020 and additional 3,000km in 2021 across the state, as part of the comprehensive Smart City Programme to provide a 24-hour driven economy.

”We plan to connect the fibre optic cables to all our public schools and institutions of learning, health centres and all government offices and parastatals,” he said. (NAN)

(NAN)

Short Link: https://wp.me/pcj2iU-3zuN

NNN

NNN: :is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor @ nnn.ng

Recent Posts

Paradise estate residents demand title documents from developer Court discharges, acquits Delta Sen. Nwaoboshi of N322m laundering charge INEC begins online voter registration on June 28 – official WHO says 146,000 Africans die yearly from tobacco-related diseases Insecurity: Nigerian Army tasks officers, soldiers on critical thinking Insecurity: AU-ECOSOCC urges women involvement in peace mediation, resolution LPG tanker explosion: Lagos govt begins investigation Association to build judges capacity to tackle maritime cases FBNH harps on importance of financial statement to drive investments Expert recommends preferential COVID-19 vaccination for SCD patients under 16 My administration will promote culture through tourism – Diri Angola registers over 5,500 deaths from malaria in first 5 months INEC confirms arrival of sensitive materials for Kaduna by-election 3 bodies recovered from Lagos LPG tanker explosion scene– NEMA N/East: 21 communities, 5 IDPs camps benefit from Mercy Corps’ peace initiative Gas explosion: 13 injured, 25 cars destroyed in Lagos – NEMA UN chief urges debt relief extension for middle-income countries We are ready to resume CVR on June 28 – INEC Nigeria reports 39 new COVID-19 infections, active cases now 1,490 Police arrest man for raping stepmother By Yinusa Ishola WHO laments high suicide rate Nadal withdraws from Wimbledon tournament, Tokyo Olympics NEC backs move to check sexual assault Buhari mourns ex-Zambian President, Kaunda 18 parties jostle for Anambra Governorship election – INEC Buhari signs bond to end violence against children AU mourns Zambia’s former President Kenneth Kaunda How my successor will emerge in 2023 – Gov. Ugwuanyi Africa’s COVID-19 infections surging by 20% amid third wave – WHO EndSARS: Judicial panels submitting reports – NEC Zambia’s first president Kenneth Kaunda dies at 97 I remain indebted to Nigerians for love shown to me – Buhari Air Peace begins daily flights to Ilorin EFCC boss dismisses reports linking serving minister to $37.5m property Armed robbery: 22-year-old man to die by hanging in Ekiti Ex-Philippine mayor killed for attacking police officer COVID-19: IMF says Nigeria’s economy ‘gradually’ recovering EFCC recovers N6bn, 30 estates, 32 automobiles in 3 months – Official SAP Young Professionals program extends digital capacity building for Lusophone Africa Digital Economy Policy: ACCI signs MoU, seeks private sector’s integration Security operatives deactivate IPOB/ESN criminals – DHQ Chinese astronauts arrive new space station SAP Young Professionals program extends digital skills development to Lusophone Africa Reps passed 41 bills in 2 years – Official By Femi Ogunshola Buhari to security agencies: Give no breathing space to terrorists, criminals E-Livestock Global Launches Blockchain-Based Mastercard Solution to Bring Visibility to Zimbabwe’s Livestock Industry Highly transmissible COVID-19 appears in Sri Lankan capital Gunmen abduct 4, kill policeman in Ogun Economist challenges W/Bank’s prediction on Nigeria’s inflation rate Ex-president Gbagbo returns home after 10 years in exile