Tomisin Jasmin Ogunnubi, a 12 year old pupil of Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls, Oregun, Lagos, under the tutelage of an ICT partnership between the school and New Horizons Computer Learning Centre, has developed an Android mobile tracking application called My Locator.
The app helps a user to know his geographic location, view it on the map and get appropriately directed. One of the other useful attributes of the app is that it is integrated with an alert button which when pressed in a distressed situation, calls the Lagos State emergency service number (767), and thereby gets the chance of being rescued from such threatening emergencies or conditions.
The app is already uploaded online and readily available for free download in Google Store. The performance of the likes of Tomisin has confirmed that Nigeria is blessed with sharp and focused youths who in future, will emerge as Nigeria’s industry captains that will become tomorrow’s entrepreneurial giants like Bill Gates, Mack Zuckerberg, Google Boys, etc.
While presentating the app, the school’s executive director, Mrs. Olufunke Fowler-Amba expressed joy that Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls has been living to its billing as a top quality and front row IT-driven school for many years. She said the achievement of Tomisin and many other students who have equally developed other IT solutions at different times are glaring testaments to the fact.
She expressed satisfaction with the partnership her school has with international ICT firm, New Horizons, based in the United States, and world’s largest international IT skills and certification training organisation with presence in 80 countries.
General Manager Educational Services, New Horizons, Mr. Bolaji Olaoye congratulated the proprietress, management and the school for the impressive heights it has acheived.
He also commended the school’s 21st century IT-driven stance which guaranteed that all the students mandatorily undergo training in different international IT skills acquisition under the partnership.
Olaoye said these sets of young entrepreneurs would have been convincingly positioned with their skills to bail the country out of its total dependence on oil and become an IT-driven country such as India, China, Singapore, Malaysia, and others that are dominating the world’s lucrative IT market which is expected to hit 4.4 trillion Euros by 2019.
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