Osun commences distribution of Opon-Imo in public schools - TREAT P WORLD


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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Osun commences distribution of Opon-Imo in public schools

osogbo—Osun State government has begun the distribution of e-learning
computer tablets for the 2017/2018 academic session to students in the final
year in the state public schools.

The distribution of the tablets began in an informal ceremony at Government
High School, Osogbo, as the students and teachers were excited to receive
the device again.

While it lasted, 30,000 units of the tablets will be given to final year students
who will be writing the SSCE, NECO and Unified Tertiary Matriculation
Examination (UTME) examinations – and their teachers, across the state.

The device, nicknamed ‘Opon Imo’ (Tablet of Knowledge), was introduced by
the Aregbesola administration in 2013 as a first-of-its-kind stand alone e-
learning tablet to aid learning by secondary school students in the state.
The beneficiaries so far have been final year students in the state.

Since its introduction in 2013, it has served four sets of final year students in
Osun public schools. Out of the intended 150,000 tablets, 50,000 copies have
so far been produced and distributed every session to final year students and
their teachers.

The practice however has been to withdraw them from the students after
they complete their final year examinations. The tablets will then be taken for
refurbishment and software upgrade and once they are ready, they will be
distributed to the new set of final year students.

Speaking during the flag-off ceremony at Osogbo Government High School,
the Principal of the school, Mrs Folorunsho Ladapo, described Opon-Imo as
unusual education infrastructure in the state.

Source: Vanguard

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