GREAT:Osun State University has been awarded a $10,000 USD grant by Google

The Information Management and Technology Centre (IMTC), Osun State University has been awarded a Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000 USD) grant by Google in the just concluded 2013 edition of the CS4HS program.

The grant was awarded under the Computer Science for High School (CS4HS) program, which is an annual grant program designed to increase awareness of and interest in computer science amongst high school and primary school students through the help of their teachers.

The program aims to connect teachers with university academics and educational institutions that provide them with the training and resources they need to teach computer science in fun and relevant ways.

According to the Acting Director, IMTC Dr. Caleb Akanbi, the proposal presented by the IMTC was selected and announced as one of the six (6) winners of the 2013 edition of the program in the Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) region. Two winners including Osun State University, were actually selected from Nigeria.

The proposal is to train 36 secondary school teachers, to be selected across the six geo-political zones of The State of Osun, on Computer and ICT related skills during an intensive 5 days Training/Workshop Programme in September, 2013.

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