The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) is excited to announce the expansion of its after school computer programme for girls (W.TEC Academy) in Kwara State. The programme currently which is held at select secondary schools in Ilorin will now be held at additional schools in Offa – Kwara State.
In the meantime the programme will commence classes for the 3rd term of the 2018/2019 school session. W.TEC projects a total of 400 girls will be participating in the programme for the 3rd term. Participants at Offa will start with fundamentals of computer while participants at Ilorin who have had two terms learning fundamentals of computer and digital designing will move on to computer animation using Scratch programming.
In the last 2 terms participants at Ilorin have been treated to world class computer sessions and extracurricular activities which include marking the International Women’s Day. Thus same is planned for the 3rd term where participants at Offa will be treated to the same memorable fun learning experience as the their counterparts in Ilorin has had.
Furthermore, the main objective of the program is to support computer education of girls in public secondary schools to attract more girls to STEM education from an early stage. W.TEC believes that this programme in the long term will create a new generation of tech savvy ladies in Ilorin who will increase the diverse contribution of talent to the tech space of Kwara State.
The W.TEC Academy is an initiative of the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC). The programme in Kwara State is sponsored by Oracle, while the supporters of the programme include the Kwara State Ministry of Education and the Kwara State Branch of the National Library of Nigeria.