Lagos govt equips 10 schools with robotic kits

The Lagos State Ministry of Education has distributed Lego (Robotic) kits to 10 public secondary schools as part of the state’s move to enhance students’ knowledge of artificial intelligence.

According to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Mr. Abayomi Abolaji, the device gives users the power to build and programme robotics through the intuitive software programme.

This was contained in a statement issued by the state and made available to newsmen on Tuesday.

The statement read in part, “Addressing the students during the presentation at the conference room of the ministry at the secretariat, Ikeja, the Permanent Secretary, represented by the Director of Basic Education Services, Mr. Adeyemi Adebayo, described the initiative as a way of enhancing the artificial intelligence of students to create a future where complex and evolving challenges can be solved through the robotic system.

“Abolaji also emphasised the need for the students to explore the talent and creative mindsets within them to achieve a greater height through technology, just as he encouraged them not to limit their thinking to their preferred careers but explore other areas of human endeavours by thinking outside the box and remain tech-driven.”

On his part, the Director of Science and Technology Department of the ministry, Mrs. Grace Akinfoyewa, praised public schools in the state for the wins recorded in robotic competitions at both national and international levels.

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