Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has said the digital library provided by the government will usher speedy development in the education and social sectors.
Ambode who gave the remark during the launching of the Lagos State Digital Library at the Landmark Event Centre VI Lagos, was represented by the Secretary to the Government (SSG) Mr. Tunji Bello and Special Adviser on Education Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh.
The governor said that the facility would provide 2000 study aids on core subjects from primary to senior secondary school curriculum. He noted that 1600 tutorials, instructional videos, selected e-books for primary to SS3, brief history of Lagos, online forum, podcast and exam-mate test resource would be available in the library.
He said: “As part of our efforts to build a globally competitive economy and achieve our goal of making Lagos State the next technology hub in Africa, the Code Lagos and Digital Library was initiated.
“Today, we are unveiling the state digital library, first of its kind in the state and one of the largest learning platform in Africa. Through this platform, we are providing access to learning materials for everyone particularly students and researchers.”
Ambode said stakeholders would find useful research papers from Lagos State tertiary institutions covering a wide variety of topics on the platform, stressing that vocational training would equally be accessed on the medium.
“It is aimed at providing unlimited access to knowledge for all through the collective and curation of digital content by online portal. This portal will be accessible via internet connection on a range of devices.
“Based on available statistics, Africa is expected to reach 500 million internet users by 2020, majority of whom will access internet through a mobile device.
“This administration is however thinking and working ahead by launching this digital library knowing that technology will play a major role in achieving our dream of becoming Africa’s model megacity and global economic and financial hub.
“I therefore, use this opportunity to encourage our students, teachers, researchers and everyone that is interested in knowledge acquisition to make use of this platform which can be accessed from any part of the world.”
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