The People’s Democratic Party governorship candidate Jimi Agbaje, has promised to introduce internet in schools if elected the governor of Lagos State.
He condemned the Lagos State Government for allegedly frustrating the plan of technology company, Google, to introduce Internet in across schools in the state.
Agbaje, noted that pupils in Lagos schools were not exposed to technology, because the state government allegedly hindered Google’s plan for selfish reasons.
He made this statement during a governorship debate organised by The Platform.
He said, “The new knowledge out there is about innovation. Our children today in public schools have no exposure to technology, so for me, technology is important. If you put technology, every primary school will have Internet connection. And if you have Internet connection, you must have power and teaching. And you are using technology to drive education. It is very key.
“Those that have been there for the past 20 years have put obstacles for technology. We have had Google that wanted to give us free Internet, but they keep putting blockage for vested interest and that is what we are going to do.”