The First Lady of Ondo State, Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu says 100 students of public secondary schools in Akure South Local Government of the state will be trained in the Summer Information, Communication and Technology (ICT) programme for girls.
Mrs Anyanwu-Akeredolu stated this during NASFAT Ondo Women’s Wing Biennial Conference held in Akure recently.
Represented by her Special Assistant on Gender, Research and Documentation, Mrs Temitope Daniyan; the first lady noted that the students were picked from 23 public schools in the council area and will cover both junior and senior classes.
She said the education and well-being of the girl-child is paramount in order to achieve an egalitarian society, hence the need for the Summer ICT programme.
“During the programme, the students will enjoy free breakfast and lunch as well as transportation to the point of training. We will also give them certificates at the end of the programme,” she said.
The First Lady also disclosed that as part of the programme lined up during the long vacation, a Summer Tennis Club for children between the age of 4 and 7 as well as 8 and 12 will be put in place in order to improve their sporting skills.
Mrs Anyanwu-Akeredolu also informed the gathering of a training on solar panel building for the girl-child.
“We will teach them how to generate power through the solar. For us in Ondo state, there is no dull moment during the long vacation,” she added.
Meanwhile, all is now set for the inauguration of the Summer ICT programme for Girls by the first lady on Monday, 31 July, 2017 at the Public Service Training Institute (PSTI), Ilara-mokin by 12 noon.