120,000 PCs to schools under USPF
Nigeria’s Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF), has distributed about 120,000 personal computers to 1200 public secondary schools across the country to date. The Executive Secretary of USPF, Abdullahi Maikano disclosed this 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 scheme with 100 PCs and internet facilities to aid the students in their learning processes and also place them at a vantage position to compete with peers globally.
According to him, USPF had since inception in 2007 covered about 1200 schools scattered all over the country with a plan 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.” On his part, the Chairman, House Committee on Communications, Hon. Oyetunde Ojo expressed satisfaction with USPF, saying that the project has rubbed off on the lives of the students to become better leaders of tomorrow.