NCC Supports MAPOLY With Virtual Examination Centre
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Friday donated a Virtual Examination Centre to Moshood Abiola Polytechnic (MAPOLY) in Abeokuta as part of its interventions in tertiary institutions to promote e-learning nationwide
The facility comprised of an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) centre furnished with 250 tables, chairs and desktop computers with ICT peripherals and a 200KVA Generator.
Speaking during the handover of the multi-million Naira facility to the management of the institution, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Commission, Prof. Umar Danbatta, disclosed that the donation was in line with the Federal Government’s futuristic policies, which prioritize the use and adoption of ICT across the country’s six geo-political zones.
Represented at the epoch-marking event by the commission’s Director of Projects, Mr Philip Eretan, the EVC stressed on the positive impacts that ICT could bring to bear on digital learning and research for both students and lecturers of tertiary institutions in the country
Danbatta clarified: “The Federal Government has developed two policy documents geared towards using ICT for the socio-economic development of Nigeria.
“The commission, as part of her mandate to implement the above policy documents, has developed various intervention projects which are geared towards promoting ICT literacy and digital skills.
“The projects will also increase ICT penetration, ensure that staff and students leverage on digital technology for research, learning, inspiration for innovation, capacity building and advancement among others.
“The Virtual Examination Centre is not merely a physical space; it represents a nexus of knowledge, technology and the aspirations of the students.
“It is a space where traditional assessment methods converge with modern digital solutions, creating an environment that is conducive to fair, secure and efficient evaluations”, the EVC added.
In his remarks, the Rector of the institution, Dr. Adeoye Odedeji, commended the Federal Government and the Commission for the facility, pointing out that the donation came at a time the school needed it and one of the facilities the school had ever received in its history.
He said: “It appears as if you are conversant with our needs, and that again portrays the fact that before you do any project, you do thorough needs assessment.
“We definitely need this facility, particularly, at this time, when we are deepening ICT knowledge among our staff and students”, Odedeji added.