700 Gbaja Girls High School students and faculty received Ekovolt's unlimited high-speed wireless Internet service as part of Ekovolt's corporate and social responsibilities with focus on increasing digital literacy.
Through Ekovolt's unlimited Internet service, participating faculty and students received reliable connectivity to support classroom training, educational activities and access to information.
Gbaja Girls Senior High School, Surulere is the first of schools for Ekovolt's Internet Community Access Program.
Internet connectivity is expensive in under-served communities. In Nigeria, for example, the $80 average cost of monthly unlimited broadband packages is nearly double the national minimum wage of $50.
"Ekovolt has seen that the power of the Internet gives people unprecedented access to information, educates students and can completely transform one's learning experience and we believe there should be no obstacles to a girl's potential," said Emeka Ebo. "We're excited about the effect Ekovolt's project could have for girls education at Gbaja High. We believe the next great expert in any field is out there and we want to ensure they have all the right tools to succeed".
"We are indeed honored to have been chosen as one of the beneficiaries of Ekovolt's corporate social responsibility initiative. This will help make teaching and learning effective for both staff and students. The school is highly indebted to Ekovolt for this great gesture" said Obioma Ikube, Principal, Gbaja Girls Senior High School.