The Oyo State Government has stressed the importance of acquisition of Information Communication Technology skills in line with global trends.

The state Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Prof Salihu Abdulwaheed Adelabu, spoke on Friday at the St. Anne’s School, Molete, Ibadan, where he commissioned projects executed by the Seminary-St Anne’s School Old Girls Association.

Adelabu said that acquisition of digital skills would make students of the school relevant anywhere in the world, adding that the world was going paperless.

“Whatever you’re doing for these children, encourage the use of ICT because the world is going paperless. Let us encourage computer-based examinations in this school,” the commissioner said.

He urged the Old students of the school to give support to computer-based examination in the school.

 

The school was founded in 1869 by the Church Missionary Society and was later renamed St. Anne’s School in 1950.

Adelabu thanked the Old students for their efforts aimed at positively impacting the lives of the younger generation students of the school.

He promised that the state Ministry of Education would assist the school in the areas of infrastructure and look into the Old students’ request for an ambulance for the school.

In her address at the event, the outgoing inaugural President, SSASOGA National, Lady Similola Onabanjo (1966/70/72 set), said the inspiration for the projects was triggered by the will to give back to the school that gave them sound education like no other, stressing that, “We had the benefit of good education.”