By Nofisat Adeoye
Public schools students and teachers in the State of Osun have lauded Governor Rauf Aregbesola on his commitment to the advancement of education.
The Students and Teachers commended the state government especially on its “Opon Imo” (Tablet of Knowledge), Initiative.
The device, named ‘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.
The State government on Wednesday however started the distribution of the tablets for the 2017/2018 academic sessions.
While it lasts, 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.
Speaking during the flag-off ceremony at Osogbo Government High School, the Principal of the school, Mrs Folorunsho Ladapo, described Opon-Imo as an unusual education technological device in the state.
Also at the Adventist Government High School today, the final year students expressed their gratitude to Aregbesola who they tagged “Peoples Governor”.
In her remarks, the Vice Principal Academics, Mrs A A Oyewole commended the Governor for having the progress of the students at heart. She said the gesture is an extra mile on the part of the Governor.
The Coordinator of the programme, Bambo Basorun however urged the students to make judicious use of the tablets, saying its use will go a long way in determining the outcome of their forthcoming examination.