Vodacom Business Nigeria recently reminded anyone who cares to listen of its dedication to making sure Nigeria does not lag behind in the evolution of telcos technologies. To make this happen, Vodacom recently put together the 2nd edition of the yearly Inter-School Robotics Training for students in 9 different secondary schools in Lagos State.
MD, Vodacom Business Nigeria, Wale Odeyemi, said, “As an organization, our aim is to help empower the next generation, with relevant technical skills in order to drive positive change in the Nigerian economy through the use of communications technologies.”
“As the world progresses further into the fourth industrial revolution, there has never been a better time to infuse some much-needed STEM training in the education sector through such initiatives as the annual Inter-School Robotics Training initiative.”
This move further emphasized Vodacom’s concentration on boosting education at the crucial secondary school stage in the country, to aid the young ones who have a passion for partaking in the digital revolution.
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Among the educational institutions that partook in the 1-day workshop were, Dansol High School, Avi-Cenna, Holy Child College, Edgewood College, and Adrao International School. Others were; Rainbow College, Greensprings International School, D-Ivy College, Halifield College and Chrisland College.
The students who took part in it, between the ages of twelve and fifteen, got firsthand chances to be involved in the complications surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT) and how much of an impact it will have in the world we live in, in years to come.
During the programme, the leaders of tomorrow received lessons on how building, programming and controlling of several types of robots that are used for various functions in the world of today can be achieved.
Edgewood College, situated around Lekki, Lagos State won the competition that happened after the training.
Holy Child College Obalende and ADRAO International School finished 2nd and 3rd respectively.