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Senator Solomon Adeola’s Information, Communication Technology Centre beneficiaries attain global recognition

The major educational facilitations of Senator Solomon Adeola has brought positive result following selection and participation of students of the Anglican Grammar School, Ilaro, in a virtual robotics competition in Mexico, organized by Robojam

Penpushing reports that the participants are products of Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) Centre established by the All Progressives Congress(APC) Senator representing Ogun West at the national assembly, established over a year ago.

The development had catapulted the school situated in Yewa South Local Government area of Ogun State to the global stage, which equally led to the students of the school making significant strides in the field of robotics and technology and provided a platform for them to join the global trend in technology.

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Penpushing further reports that the Yayi Robotics NGR teams, comprising students from Anglican Grammar School, Ilaro, was the only school selected in Nigeria and Africa to join over 60 other teams from across the world including host country Mexico, Colombia, Philippines and others to pitch their works named Yewabiotic on the international scene.

The trainer of the students, Lekan Akinode, an alumnus of the school and a senior lecturer at the Department of Computer Science, Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro explained that the teams participation was a testament to the impact of the Information Communication Technology(ICT)
‘The teams participation in the competition is a testament to the impact of the ICT lab facilitated by Senator Adeola Yayi. The lab has not only provided students with access to modern technology but also fostered a culture of innovation and collaboration leading to the competition. The students’ registration fees for the competition were generously sponsored by the Valerio Foundation, a Mexico-based technology non- governmental organization”, he said.
Penpushing also reports that he  said the formation of the Yayi Robotics NGR team could not have been possible without the focus of the federal lawmaker on attracting  the Information Communication Technology(ICT) centre for Anglican Grammar School which has now turn out to a veritable ground for nurturing young minds.
The trainer  stressed that the school’s journey in robotics and technology is a shining example of how the right facility and enablement  can lead to remarkable achievements and blossoming of talents that would have been otherwise dormant.
Penpushing further reports that team ‘A’ from the school includes Ambrose Benedict Zion, Utibe Feranmi Destiny and Dada Whitney Adetolani competing Bumperpot Robotics category while team ‘B’ made up of Alade Daniel Oluwatosin, Okekeye Adebayo Abraham and Anyadioha Maria-Consolata Nzubechukwu competed in Randomap Robotics category.
The initiator of the centre, Adeola commenting on the development, explaining  that as a legislator he believes in the power of Information Communication Technology(ICT) in the modern world in the education of the youths and over the years trained thousands in skills of international standard with empowerment of laptops computers.

“As a senator representing Ogun West, I have facilitated the establishment of at least 4 fully equipped ICT Centres across my senatorial district, trained thousands in certified ICT programmes as well as constructed fifteen 12-Classroom Blocks with libraries and staff rooms as part of my educational legislative agenda for my people. With the right environment and infrastructure our people can compete with the rest of the modern world” he stated.

Meanwhile, the results of the competition which took place on 22nd June, 2024 and award of prizes  is being awaited at a later date.

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