By Ohunenese Adewale
Nigeria Computer Society NCS, Kogi State chapter was earlier today on a working Visit to Hon. Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Wemi Jones on Collaboration and synergy between his Ministry and Nigeria Computer Society, NCS Kogi State Chapter with the aim to jointly work towards Digitization of Government Services and Zero paper archive system in Kogi State.
Highlights of major areas for Collaboration and Partnership as explained by the Nigeria Computer Society NCS are:
I. Yearly National Information Technology Whizkids Competition: The National Information Technology Whizkids Competition is to stimulate the interest and passion of young minds in Information Technology. The competition is organized by Nigeria Computer Society and other partners for Secondary school students.
Entrants are expected to participate in an online quiz competition based on IT related subject matter. The award is open to secondary school (Private and Public) students in Nigeria. It is worthy to mention that in the past few years, Kogi State had won medals at final stage of the competition.
ii. Tech Kid Development (TKD) Programme: This is a nationwide coding and robotics training for our kids and children embarked upon by all State Chapters of Nigeria Computer Society.
iii. NCS Hack Club: This is a proposed Computer Club in all secondary school across the State. This will help to boost the fundamental understanding of computer and recent trends in the field of Computing amongst our students in secondary schools.
iv. Training of Staff of your Ministry on Computer Appreciation and Basic Data Management Courses.
The Hon. Commissioner in his reaction, said the visit is coming at the right time.
According to him, the by present administration under the leadership of His Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Bello is considering an zero paper archive system for the state.
He further explained that the government is prepared to run an all inclusive Government with the launch of Kogi State Open Governance and Accountability Systems (KOGAS), an online application designed to hold public office holders accountable to the people of the state.
Therefore, with the digitalization of its Government, training of his staff is of utmost importance.
He said the State Government is ready to collaborate with Nigeria Computer Society.