By SundiataPOST, Abuja
Mr Gerald Ilukwe, the Managing Director of Galaxy Backbone, said that without computerisation and internet access, it would be impossible to provide qualitative education.
Ilukwe made the statement in Akwa at the launch of Anambra State Secondary Schools Connectivity and Education Programme, a statement issued by Mr Franklyn Eke, the company’s Corporate Communications Manager on Tuesday in Abuja, said.
It said the occasion was also the formal presentation of cheques by Gov. Peter Obi to technology partners.
The statement quoted Ilukwe as saying that Anambra is the first state in Nigeria to computerise and provide internet access for more than 100 secondary schools.
The managing director said the programme would cost the state more than N2.6 billion, and that the initiative would be extended to more than 400 secondary schools across the state.
Ilukwe said the Anambra State Secondary Schools Connectivity and Education programme was designed for sustainability with the coming together of leading ICT brands such as Galaxy Backbone and Microsoft.
Other brands involved in the programme, he said, included HP, Ghezil Technology and Technology Distribution, a subsidiary of Zinox.
He said the launch was a demonstration of the state government’s determination to equip secondary school students in Anambra with the skills required for survival in the 21st century.
“It is only a governor that is constantly thinking about his people that can achieve what we are witnessing today,” he said.
Ilukwe said the organisation would therefore continue to work with the governor to improve the quality of education in secondary schools.
Its establishment by the Federal Government was driven by the need to pursue a cohesive and harmonised approach to ICT acquisition, deployment and utilisation in the public sector.