Queen’s College Lagos has become the third Unity School to launch the Internet of Things (IoT) Innovation Centre, which is being powered by the Unites Cisco Networking Academy.
It joined the Federal Science and Technical College (FSTC), Yaba and the Federal Government Girls’ College (FGGC), Bwari, as the three schools with centres where pupils can use ICT and other digital tools to create a smart environment and solve problems.
Education Minister, Malam Adamu Adamu, said three more IoT centres would open in unity schools in other geo-political zones to expose more pupils to ICT-enhanced education, enhance their competitiveness and boost socio-economic development.
“Our goal is to see the education sector embrace the use of new technologies to meet the human resource requirements of the nation for attaining sustainable socio-economic development, global competitiveness as well as the individual’s ability to survive in the contemporary society,” he said.
Cisco Nigeria Programme Manager Imoh Akpan hoped that the IoT Centre at Queen’s College would achieve major breakthrough.
“The IoT is one of the ways that we can leverage in creating new technology. We have been training our students to become global problem solvers. I hope this centre will produce great minds that will make a difference in the society,” he said.