Nigerian Communications Commission NCC under its Digital Access Programme, DAP is set to impact digital knowledge to over 10,000 school girls from five schools in Agege, Lagos State.
The DAP facilities located at Girls Senior High School, Agege Local Government Area, Lagos State, is a concept designation of a classroom fully equipped with computers and other ICT facilities including a generator and internet connection to enable the schools and its immediate environment to have access to the internet.
According to the executive vice chairman of NCC, Dr. Eugene Juwah, Said that the key objectives of these programmes are to prepare the nation for digital tomorrow and equip the youth with the necessary skills to tap into the potentials of the digital age and also prepare a good background for the broadband revolution that is being currently pursued by the Commission.
Juwah who was represented at the event by the director, Human Capital and Infrastructure (Development) Mr. Fidelis Onah, said that, “Many of the secondary schools, including those in remote villages of this country have testified of how this programme have facilitated their online examination activities such as subscription to Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) and National Examination Council (NECO), among other examinations.
“The idea is to ensure that students, who are the leaders of tomorrow, are ready adaptors of ICT, especially the internet which has limitless resources. It is also designed for the surrounding communities to have access to the internet, especially when the students are not available to ensure maximum use of the bandwidth subscription for the affected school. So far, more than 200 schools have benefited from DAP and we congratulate you for being one of the beneficiaries of this programme.
“Let me mention that apart from DAP which is designed for secondary schools, we also have the digital access programme for tertiary institutions. In ADAPTI, we provide about 110 computers to the beneficiaries to equip the lecturers with new ICT skills and to impact same on their students. So far, more than 300 institutions of higher learning in Nigeria have benefitted from the programme since its introduction in 2008.
“This is in addition to the introduction of the Wireless Cloud, a complimentary package comprising of laptops with wireless internet facilities. Another 144 institutions, including some who already have ADAPTI, have benefitted from the Wireless Cloud.
“You will recall that the Commission is vigorously pursuing a programme to provide pervasive broadband availability and affordability across the country. We are hopeful that some of these programmes would create a fertile ground for usage and exploitation of broadband for the benefit of our economy.
“In all these programmes, we are hopeful about their sustainability. This will only be possible if the beneficiary institutions are mindful of the critical roles they are to play in preserving what have been given to them, and in outing it to optimal use to achieve the desired objectives”.
In his remark, former member representing Agege Federal Constituency at the 7th National Assembly, Dr. Babatunde Adejare applauded the board and management of NCC’s for the choice of the area as location of the DAP facilities and promising a judicious use of the center.

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