The Oyo State Government says thousands of students between the ages of 10 and 16 will benefit from the Airbus Little Engineer (ALE) robotics programme, which will be done in conjunction with the Airbus Foundation together with its partner, the Little Engineer.
The programme, according to the government, is part of the Oyo State Model Education System Interventions (OYOMESI) initiative.
Dr. Bisi Akin-Alabi, Special Adviser to Oyo State Governor Abiola Ajimobi disclosed that the training workshop will be held at five flagship schools starting from the Anglican Commercial Grammar School on Thursday, February 8, 2018, between 10 am and 2 pm.
He explained that the goal of the workshop is to encourage students to understand and embrace technology as well as ignite a passion that could grow into an exciting career.
Akin-Alabi added that it will also help to prepare the state for a knowledge-based future and make it a hub for producing knowledgeable competent workforce.
He said the students will also be allowed to create their own algorithm to develop a problem-solving robot, adding that beneficiaries will be trained in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)