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Sep 6, 2017

It was an exciting moment at the official commissioning of Ihu-Iyase computer training and skill development centre, located at Number 9, Old Lagos/Asaba Road Agbor, opposite Okoh Street Junction Agbor.
In his address, Engineer Mark Monday Ukpere, the Proprietor of the centre welcomed all to the epoch making ceremony, he recounted some of the reasons which motivated him in establishing the computer training and skill development centre in Ika land, was based on his exposure and discoveries of various development programmes in the western world. Saying, as a person who has traveled widely to Europe as a continent, I have been able to capture something from the western life style, which include; they always think of making the future better for the Europeans and also making the future better for the children that are yet unborn; and so the type of civilization that flourishes in the western world is enviable at all times, so when I discovered that our people are lagging so much behind; I thought that we should create a platform, that will encourage people to look out for how to build up careers that will give Ika indigenes and Nigerians the positive publicity that we have been asking for over the years”. Speaking further, the German based indigene of Aliokpu community, stated, “As we continue to explore various avenues to improve on the information and communication technology (ICT) for our teaming youths, it is also imperative that we also consider a paradigm shift from the “ rather shallow” academic curricula of our schools,” emphasizing that the benefits derivable from the application of ICT in the education sector can only be maximized when the potential users are competent in the usage of the new technology.”
Engr. Ukpere revealed that studies have also shown that using ICT in education enables student to take more active role in their learning rather than just passive observers and listeners. Explaining that these and many other reasons prompted their decision to act now and this may just be the beginning of ICT revolution in the annals of Ika land.
Rev. Fr. Andrew Amah, of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Obonkpa, in Aniocha-North LGA of Delta State during the commission of the ICT centre, thanked God for making the vision of the proprietor in establishing the center a success. He led the gathering in a worship and prayer session for speedy growth in achieving set goals, before cutting the tape to formally declare the center open for business.
In their separate remarks at the event, Mr. James Aigbogun, the PRO of the College of Education Agbor, Mr. Godwin Obuh, Mrs. Eto Julie Onuoma and Pastor (Mrs.) Omebere Igweh, commended the effort of Engr. Mark Ukpere, in bringing the awareness of what he had seen outside the shores of Nigeria to Ika land. They noted that if the masses of Ika Nation will take hold of the opportunity of the ICT centre then our society will be better and developed in IT knowledge just like the western world. At the end of the ceremony Engr. Ukpere thanked everyone present for marking the event successful.
Some progammes that will be undertaken at the centre include sound edition, video edition, photograph and image edition, cell phone engineering and repairs, consulting for companies, schools, churches and individuals among several others.
Personalities at the event include; Rev. Fr. Andrew Amah, Engr. M.M. Ukpere, Mr. J.Aigbogun, Mr.Godwin Obuh, Mrs.E.J. Onuoma, Pastor (Mrs.) O.Igweh, Mr. Sunday Aboh, Engr. Walter Ukaga (Chief Engineer), Mr. Julius Njegbu, Mr. Ojo Kehinde and Miss. Dimonyeji Ogechukwu, among many others.

Rev. Fr. Andrew Amah declaring the centre open
Engr. Mark Monday Ukpere

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