Monday, October 20, 2014

My Story and Journey on ICT with Pamela McLean

My quest to the world of ICT knew no bound and it was borne out of passion since when i was a young boy with mum selling dead newspaper. While reading through these unsold magazines i found out that a life without information is shapeless and helpless.

I discovered there avalanche of opportunities on internet. I got most of my problems solved reading those old unsold newspapers and that was 2003 and it continued till 2003 when i got my first email opened on yahoo mail.

I never gave (up) i spent countless hours surfing the internet in a cafe searching for knowledge and skills that can be helpful for my life and career, I had to pay through my nose to get access into a cafe then in 2003 I was helping many people around solving their internet problems by helping them opening an email account in the cafe and they were happy,

I solved most assignment while on campus using Google search and most of my colleague looked up to me anytime there is a challenge on computer and getting information online, I helped many people attached their documents online and I was happy spending my money doing these selfless services without being paid a dime.

I got my employment under the Oyo state Universal Basic Education Board {SUBEB} in 2005 and I was posted to ATISBO {is an acronym of all the towns and villages that made up the local government}.

Then i had grew versed on internet and i have mastered the usage of computers but my quest for knowledge keep building.

I was posted to a place where there was no telecommunication company and getting on the internet was almost impossible though we later after a year had a network or thereabout but I later got to know that there is a place called Information Centre in Ago Are and I was moved i searched for the place and i went there to see how I could get myself connected to the internet in 2007.

It was at the information centre I met Pastor David who manage the place with some other locals, my constant visit to the place to surf the internet brought me closer to PD as he is fondly called.

My views about internet and information changed when teachers in the local government were invited to the centre to be addressed by an English woman. I attended the meeting and the woman Pamela McLean spoke to us about helping each other, collaborating to solve community problems and learning from each others.

We exchange emails and she went back to UK and my quest for ICT grew more deeper after I heard her speak to us I was not satisfied with the poor Internet access and erratic power supply then I went to obtain a loan and use it to purchase a Sony Ericsson phone P990i in 2007 and with it i browse the internet and keep abreast of information.

Pamela was so impressed by my action that I obtain a loan to get information on how to teach the pupils in the village.

Sunday, October 19, 2014


It was not satisfactory browsing few months back using EDGE service from the network providers in oke ogun but it amazes me to see the bar on my phone and modem change to H+ and HSPA or sometimes 3G and this is tlling us that we now have 3G service in our local area and now with this 3G network we can stream live vidoes, watch live football matches and do video calls on Skype or any other application that support. I am happy Airtel and Glo are now runnning on 3G in Oke Ogun area of Oyo state.
Anyone coming to Oke Ogun area from any part of the world can access the internet with the speed of light like in the city