A 12-year-old student, Tomisin Jasmin Ogunnubi of Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls Oregun, Lagos State, under the tutelage of an ICT partnership between Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls School and New Horizons Computer Learning Centre has developed an android mobile tracking application tagged, “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 presenting the app, the school executive director, Mrs Olufunke Fowler-Amba expressed her 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 and that the achievement by Tomisin and many other students who have equally developed other IT solutions at different times are glaring testaments to the fact.
She reiterated her delight at the productive strategic international ICT partnership which her school established with New Horizons, a US-based, world largest international IT skills and certification training organisation that has presence in 80 Countries of the world.
General Manager Educational Services, Mr. Bolaji Olaoye congratulated the proprietress, management and generality of the esteemed school for the impressive heights the school has been taken in education and its 21st century IT-driven stance which guarantees that all the students mandatorily undergo training in different international IT skills acquisition under its partnership with New Horizons.
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 like India, China, Singapore, Malaysia, etc that are dominating the world’s lucrative IT market which is expected to hit 4.4 trillion Euros by 2019.