Osun Shines At Brain Awards, Wins Information Technology Product Award


Its introduction of Opon Imo, the tablet of knowledge, five months ago, was hailed by many. Since then, the Osun State government has been receiving awards for the initiative. It picked up another award last Wednesday at the maiden edition of the Brain Awards at  the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The event was the first of its kind in the country. Brands got awards for exceptional performance.

Brain Awards 2013, organiser of Brands in Nigeria Awards, honoured seven winners, including personalities, organisations and products.

People came from far and wide to attend the ceremony at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola led the pack of awardees. He got Information Technology Product award.

Aregbesola was represented by Alhaji Mohammed. He thanked the organisers for the honour, saying that Osun State has branded its educational system through the provision of Opon Imo (Tablet of knowledge also known as I-pad) for students.

He added that the Opon Imo has cut down the cost of education for students in Osun State and has brought technology to every nook and cranny of the state. “Opon Imo, he said, “is an hand held device that contains not only all the textbooks that the students will need in their classes but also past questions and lecturers that would be useful in their academics”.

“Parents in Osun now through Opon Imo are becoming more technology inclined,” he said.