The Lagos State Government has opened a digital library which is aimed at providing unlimited access to educational and instructional materials for students, teachers, researchers and all seekers of knowledge.
Governor Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos State, while speaking at the library launch ceremony, said that the digital library, tagged ‘Educate Lagos’, is one of the initiatives of the government geared towards achieving its goal of becoming the next financial and technology hub in Africa.
Describing the project as the first of its kind in the state and the largest learning platform in Africa, Ambode, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello, said, “through this platform we are providing access to learning materials for everyone particularly for students and researchers.”
The digital library provides all sorts of educational content including 2,000 study aids on core subjects from primary to secondary school curriculum, over 1,600 tutorials, instructional videos, selected e-books for primary to SS3 approved texts, brief history of Lagos State, online forum, podcasts, exam-mate, among others.
It also includes quality research papers from Lagos State tertiary institutions covering a wide variety of topics digitised for the platform: vocational training videos; entrepreneurship content; creatively presented history, lessons and online courses on coding.
“I therefore use this opportunity to encourage our students, teachers, researchers and everyone that is interested in knowledge acquisition to make use of this platform which can be accessed from any part of the world,” the governor enjoined.