Public secondary schools in Nigeria have a new reason to enjoy school as Nigeria’s Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) has distributed about 120,000 personal computers to 1200 schools across the country to date.
Abdullahi Maikano, the USPF Executive Secretary, revealed this information last week when the House Committee on Communications visited one of the USPF School Access projects in Jabi, Abuja.
He said that Jabi Government Secondary school is one of the 1200 schools that have benefited from the plan. The school received 100 PCs and internet facilities to aid the students in the learning processes.
This program leaves the Nigerian students at a vantage position to compete with peers globally.
According to the executive secretary, USPF had from the beginning in 2007 covered about 1200 schools scattered all over the country. Their intention is to reach out to all secondary school in Nigeria.
“It is our hope that every child in Nigeria will have access to computer and internet service to simplify learning and also preparing them for future challenges.” Said the Chairman, House Committee on Communications, Hon. Oyetunde Ojo
On his part, the Chairman expressed his satisfaction with USPF, he said that the project has rubbed off on the lives of the students to become better leaders of tomorrow.