Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Corps Member Builds ICT Resource Centre for Community

A Batch A corps member, Tom Samuel serving in Gadabuke Development Area of Nasarawa State has built an ICT resource centre for the residents of Kullo Village in the area as part of his determination to positively affect the lives of people in his place of primary assignment.

The computer resource centre with modern facilities offers all computer services such as; digital computer laboratory, digital computer almanacs, design cottons, window nets, generator, flash drives, computer parts and many others.

While speaking during the commissioning of the centre, the NYSC state co-ordinator, Mr Stephen Alabi represented by the NYSC Local Inspector, Gadabuke Development Area, Engr. Moses Adamolekuncommended the initiator of the project.

He said; "When he first discussed the project with me, I thought it was impossible, but through the determination and zeal of Tom Samuel, the dream has come to fulfillment."

He, however, challenged other corps members who are yet to take up any community development projects to do so to affect their place of primary assignment positively.

Speaking on the rationale behind the project, Samuel explained; "When I resumed at Government Secondary School, Kullo, I discovered that there was no computer education in the school curriculum, this prompted me to ensure that all the students learn the rudiments of computer. So I took them through the practical aspects of computer using my personal laptop. So far, no fewer than 252 students have been trained in different computer applications such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power point), Corel draw, internet concept, etc."

Speaking on what the school and the community will benefit from the computer centre, the Principal, Mr. Abubakar Adamu said; "With the computer resource centre in place, the school need not waste money on typing or printing examination questions or any official document. Also, the cost of WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, UTME registration will now reduce."

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