A twelve years old pupil of Vivian fowler memorial college for girls lagos state, Tomisin Ogunnubi on Tuesday completed the development of an android mobile tracking app named “my locator”. The punch learnt that the app was quickly uploaded online and available for free download from the google store. Ogunnubi’s invention confirms facebook founder, mark zuckrberg’s statement two ,months ago that Nigeria was blessed with focused youths who in the future “will emerge as Nigeria’s industry captains and will become tomorrow’s entrepreneur giants like Bill Gates and the google boys, among others”. Ogunnubi developed the app under the tutelage of an ICT partnership between the Vivian fowler memorial college and new horizons computer learning centre.
According to Ogunnbi, the app helps users to know their geographic location, view it on the map and be well directed. One of the other credits of the app is that it is integrated with an alert button which when pressed in a discomfort situation calls the lagos state emergency number, 767 and one therby gets the chance of being rescued from threatening emergencies or situations. The executive director of Vivian fowler memorial college for girls “MRS Olufunke Fowler-Amba said the school had been living to is billing as a top quality and front row IT-driven institution for so many years.
The attainment by Ogunnubi and many other students who had equally developed other IT solutions at different times are glaring evidence to the fact, “she said”. Fowler-Amba expressed delight at the strategic ICT partnership that the school established with new horizons, a US based IT skills, certification and training organization that has presence in 80 countries.
The general manager of educational services and new horizons, Mr Bolaji Olaoye gave kudos to the school’s management for the steps it has 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 schemes under its partnership with horizons. In a matter of time, these set of young entrepreneurs would have been convincingly positioned with their skills to bail the country out of its total reliance on oil and become an IT driven country like Malaysia, china, Singapore, china etc. that are dominating the world’s lucrative IT market which is expected to hit 4.4tn by 2019.
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