Emir of Jama’are in Bauchi state, Alhaji Ahmed Muhammed Wabi, has lauded the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) for promoting computer literacy and information communication technology (ICT) in the northern part of the country with least literacy rate.
The emir gave this commendation over the weekend during an inter school quiz competition organized by the centre among eight secondary schools in the local government held at Wabi Academy Jama’are.
Represented by the Sarkin Yaki of Jama’are, Alhaji Sabo Likita, the traditional ruler said the establishment of area office by CITAD in the local government helped in promoting computer literacy among the citizens of the local government.
He also said that the NGO’s intervention in educational programmes in schools in the area enhanced academic excellence and scholarship among the students.
He therefore asked other non-governmental organizations to extend their programmes, especially on education to rural areas that still lagged behind in terms of literacy.
Earlier, the Executive Director of CITAD, Ya’u Zakari Ya’u, represented by Ahmad Yakassai, explained that the centre had been organizing quiz competitions on ICT for over 16 years in different states to promote information technology, adding that it now extends the programme beyond ICT to general subjects in order to boost students’ morale.
He called on school principals to sustain the programme by organizing similar quizzes on basic subjects at least every term.
Blueprint reports that the students participated in quizzes in English Language, sciences, current affairs, poetry, storytelling and debates during the inter school competition.