In a commitment to actualise her mission statement, a leading Islamic school in Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital, Al Qalam School has organized Career Appreciation Outing by visiting Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Institute (RAIN) in order to learn outside the four corners of classroom.
The Founder of RAIN, Dr. Olushola Sayeed Ayoola applauded the management of Al Qalam Schools for putting together such initiative saying it will contribute in no small measure to academic success and development of the students, adding that the institute was established in 2019 with the mission to develop the skilled workforce and products required to create a 5G Africa.
He however said RAIN is a world-class technology hub for research, development and training of youths on ultra-modern courses in automation, robotics, 3D printing, CNC Machining, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Science as well as Machine Learning.
Dr. Olusola and his team then exposed students of the school to various areas of specialization in modern tech space – Programming, Web Development, Data Science, Cyber Security, Coding among others.
The Director of Finance and Admin, Al Qalam Schools, Alhaji Otun Ishaq described the visitation to the institute as an inspiration to the students and urged them to value the exposure and experience.
“In short, the entire activities were full of inspirations to the students of Al-Qalam Schools which met goals set for the event,” Alhaji Otun asserted.
The V.P of Academics, Mr. Afolabi Idris urged parents to stop micromanaging their children’s future ambition.
Some of the participating students have these to say:
“The event was an eyes opener and those demos were fantastic and fascinated beyond my expectations,” Oyebanji AbdulRahman, SSS 2 Science Student said.
“It was great visiting RAIN, I saw robots, I saw spiders, they taught us a great lesson and their presentation was okay. They even said anything we want to do in life, we must have the determination that we want to do it, we must be focus on what we are doing and not to be dependent on anybody, we must always be independent,” said SSS 3 Science Student, Oladele Victory.