His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has hoped to revive the reading culture and out of school learning by students within Nasarawa State, as well as provide them with some socio economic potential that would move and invigorate them when not it school environments.

Gov. Almakura made this known as he commissioned the e-library located at the Emirs Palace roundabout in Lafia , which was one of the 5 e-libraries constructed in the state by the administration. Which have been described as iconic achievements of the administration.

He spoke on how the reading culture has now has fast faded away among students explaining that the libraries were built to enhance the educational sector of the state and provide an alternative place of learning outside the classroom for students.

He said the state government decided to go beyond library to e-library so as to keep those interested in learning up to date with the most modern learning methods and materials. He further reiterated that the library would be a place of learning, research and would provide a place to write Computer-Based Test(CBT) such as UMTE for students. Stating that the state would soon build CBT Centres beside the e-Library to enhance the potential of the students in writing/carrying out e-examinations

There was a moment of reflection as the governor remembered the past teachers that taught and impacted learning on the very spot that today housed the Lafia e-library.

Speaking earlier, the Special Adviser on ICT, Hamza Elayo Mohammed, had explained that the total e-libraries in Nasarawa State had a combined total capacity of 1000 readers at a time making it one of the largest in the country

He described the e-library as very important achievement that would surely put Nasarawa state on the map as a e-tourism site that would see visited by people worldwide.


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