Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s basic education reform programme, EKOEXCEL, launched in 2019 to transform Lagos public primary schools through technology deployment, has been rewarded with the Most Innovative Digital Learning Platform of the Year at the 19th edition of the Titans of Tech Awards, held in Lagos.
The EKOEXCEL programme was also recognised for the same category at the 18th edition of the Titans of Tech awards, held last year, further validating the intervention’s efficacy.
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Declaring the award ceremony open, former Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Femi Pedro, praised the organiser of the award for its consistency over the years.
He noted that in recognising excellence, celebrating commitment and rewarding winners, the award organisers are contributing to building the nation’s telecommunications industry.
The Convener of the Titans of Tech Awards, Don Pedro Aganbi, in his address, noted that award is a platform dedicated to recognising the achievements, successes, and triumphs of key stakeholders across the entire digital technology spectrum. He observed that awards are a great way to encourage good behaviour, inculcate competitive spirit and spur the industry to greater heights.
In awarding the Most Innovative Digital Learning Platform of the Year to EKOEXCEL, the organisers described EKOEXCEL as not just being at the forefront of innovative digital learning, but also a leading e-learning provider and enabler with a history of consistency, innovation and passion for excellence with over 13,000 teachers retrained and migrated from analogue to digital teaching using the latest tech and updated curricular.
Receiving the award on behalf of Lagos Sate Universal Basic Education Board (LASUBEB), Bayo Adefuye, permanent board member LASUBEB, and Chairman of EKOEXCEL, said: “This is dedicated to Mr Governor for bringing this programme on board and we will continue to pursue excellence in child education and learning.”