ISON Business Processing Outsourcing, in collaboration with the Kwara State Ministry of Education, has trained 100 female pupils in Information and Communications Technology.
The beneficiaries, iSON BPO said, were selected from 10 senior and junior secondary schools in Kwara State.
It stated that the training was in a bid to foster empowerment, self-confidence, expansion of choices and improved access for the girl-child.
A statement by the company read in part, “The aim is to educate the girls and change the world. iSON BPO offers specific support and opportunities by providing incredible tools for engaging students in the classroom and making teaching more participatory.
“The girls had the opportunity to use iSON’s state-of-the-art training facilities equipped with computers and other 21st century gadgets to enhance their learning.
“In the course of the training, the girls were encouraged to adopt research techniques that helped them build basic computer literacy. It is believed that in places where textbooks are old-fashioned, the Internet can offer ways to connect with current events and up-to-date knowledge can be tapped from the endless information in the global community.”
It was gathered that other areas covered by the training were detailed and practical knowledge on computer memory and operating systems; computer hardware and software such as Windows XP and OS; Microsoft Office basics; introduction to the Internet; and e-mailing.
The statement added, “With an excellent team drawn from InfoTech, training, operations and human resources, iSON BPO was able to add gadgets and life-advice to the classroom experience. Issues like relevance and sustainability were adequately addressed.
“Having identified the fact that audiovisual materials can be used as instructional tools to aid learning, as it is widely known to arouse learning interest of students within their age brackets and also sustain effective learning, iSON BPO gave audiovisual learning materials containing all the topics covered during the training, elaborate illustrations or demo on the use of software applications as souvenirs for the 100 girls and other students in the schools who were not in attendance.
“It is believed that this will further strengthen the girl-child and position her for a brighter future.”
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