At the Titans of Tech Awards, EKOEXCEL shines | The Guardian Nigeria News

The Lagos State Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB) EKOEXCEL shone brightly at the 18th Annual Titans of Tech Awards held over the weekend in Lagos.

The intervention, launched in 2019 by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to transform public primary schools in Lagos through the deployment of technology, was recognized with the award for the most innovative digital learning platform of the year at the major industry event.

Former Executive Vice-Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and Chairman of MTN Nigeria, Dr. Ernest Ndukwe chaired this year’s awards, which celebrated pioneering innovators, individuals, organizations, governments and individuals who use ICT to improve life in society. It also recognizes excellence and unwavering commitment to deploying ICTs for positive interventions in Nigeria.

In awarding the Most Innovative Digital Learning Platform of the Year award, the organizers described it as Nigeria’s leading digital platform, digitizing education for national development and preparing students for the 21st century.

Commenting on the award he personally received, LASUBEB Executive Chairman Wahab Alawiye-King said he was delighted with the honor.

He said the recognition was humbling and a testament to Sanwo-Olu’s foresight and commitment to improving primary education through technology.

“It is with humility and honor that I receive this award on behalf of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu. It shows that its investment in public education is yielding positive results,” Alawiye-King said before dedicating it to all its stakeholders.

“We dedicate this award to all students, teachers and school leaders for their support. I also want to appreciate and congratulate our technical partner, NewGlobe, for their wonderful support. We appreciate it,” he said.

Speaking earlier when welcoming guests, Titans of Tech Awards organizer Don Pedro Aganbi said it was a dedicated platform for recognizing achievements, successes and triumphs of key stakeholders across the digital technology spectrum.

He said the awards are a great way to encourage good behavior, teach competitive spirit and push the industry to greater heights.

Since its launch, it has continued to register tangible gains among teachers and students, resulting in better learning outcomes for students and more professional teachers.

More than 14,000 teachers from 1,011 public primary schools have been captured under this program. It has also enhanced the teacher-student interaction experience through technology (e-learning) in primary schools in Lagos State.

EKOEXCEL has also dramatically increased student learning outcomes and dramatically reduced the number of out-of-school children in the state by enrolling them in schools through the “Leave No Child Behind” policy.

The awards ceremony preceded the Pan African Digital Initiative (PADISE) Summit and Expo 2022, featuring some of the biggest names in technology and security in Nigeria.

Prof. Isa Ali Pantami, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy of Nigeria delivered the keynote speech for the summit and subsequently the EXPO was declared open with EKOEXCEL as one of many exhibitors showcasing their products and services.

Norma A. Roth