The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Lagos Province 37, has donated sets of computer to Government Technical College, Ikotun, to enhance the teaching and learning of ICT in the school.
The Pastor-in-charge of RCCG LP 37, Benjamin Ajayeoba, who led a team of pastors to the presentation ceremony at the school recently, said the gesture was part of the church’s corporate social responsibility, which was the vision of the General Overseer, Enoch Adeboye.
He said with the relevance of technical education to the technological advancement of any nation, there is need for all education stakeholders to support technical schools in providing necessary teaching aids and infrastructure that would enable them produce well-trained manpower that would man appropriate sectors in the country.
Ajayeoba explained that the RCCG being a religious organisation had been in the vanguard of supporting education at the grassroots over the years by donating materials and facilities that could boost teaching and learning to public schools, especially those in areas where its branches are located.
He stressed that if public schools are well equipped with necessary facilities, more out-of-school children would be attracted back to school, thereby reducing the rate of out-of-school children in the country.
On the relevance of computers to modern classroom teaching and learning, Ajayeoba described computers as veritable teaching aides used in developed countries to impart up-to-date knowledge of different subject matter in students.
He reiterated that it is high time Nigerian students were taught in line with global best practices and called on the management of the college to ensure that the donated items are judiciously used.
Responding, the Principal, Mr. Samuel Adaramola, thanked the church for extending its CSR programme to the school, adding that the sets of computer donated to the school would assist the college to set up a computer laboratory for students offering Computer Craft Course.
Before the donation, he said the school could only boost of an ICT room where every student goes to acquire general knowledge in the use of computers, whereas those offering Computer Craft as a course needed a separate computer laboratory to carry out their practical.
Adaramola called on other religious groups and notable non-governmental organisations to complement government’s efforts at providing a conducive environment for teaching and learning in public schools in Lagos, as well as technical colleges, by donating educational materials to schools.
He said if technical colleges are well equipped, there would be less youth unemployment in the country since those being trained in the colleges are expected to be job creators and employers of labour.
Some students of the college expressed their gratitude to RCCG LP 37 for its kind gesture by rendering songs of appreciation.