The Executive Director of Nasco Feeding Minds, Hon. Banasco Seidu Nuhu has announced for the information of the general public that the application portal for the distribution of laptops to tertiary students has been opened.
This is part of the organisation’s longstanding vision of bridging the digital divide through key areas of providing accessibility, education and training captured under the tagline One Tertiary Student One Laptop.
Tertiary students in the Sawla-Tuna-Kalba constituency are advised to follow the link https://koracleapp.com/nasco/laptopapp to apply by 23rd July, 2021.
Recalled that sometime last year, the former Parliamentary candidate vowed to distribute laptops to tertiary students in his constituency, dubbed “one tertiary student, one laptop project”.
Speaking to Yagbon News on May, 14, 2021, Mr Banasco said that the first set of 50 brand new laptops have arrived awaiting distributing to students.
According to him, he was called upon by the tertiary students in the constituency during the 2020 general elections campaign period where the students demanded for laptops to aid them in their learning admist covid-19 outbreak in the world.
He promised of supporting the students with the laptops when given the nod to represent the constituency as the MP.
He however lost the election and still went ahead to fulfill his campaign promise.
According to him, he is sharing the laptops to ease the burden on students especially in this covid-19 era where students are more into online studies.
He said he wants to encourage the online learning more because we are in a digital world hence sharing the laptops.
“In my quest to improve education and easy learning amongst students in the area a satellite internet was sponsored by CISCO in Spain with Yaclick from Dubai as internet service provider had connected all computer laboratories to Internet established by my NGO and partners from Spain to enable students get access to Internet connectivity to improve in the area of online studies”, he told Yagbon News.
According to him over 300 tertiary students are expected to benefit from the project with 50 students to benefit from the first phase.
The distribution would be done in phases and urged all tertiary students in the constituency to remain calm and wait for the other phases to also receive their laptops, Banasco added.