12-year-old pupil develops mobile tracking app

Posted on Jan 10 2017 - 1:30am by Mojeed Alabi

A 12-year-old pupil of Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls School, Lagos, Tomisin Jasmin Ogunnubi, has developed an android mobile tracking application tagged: “My Locator.” She achieved the feat under the tutelage of an ICT partnership between her school and an ICT company – New Horizons Computer Learning Centre.

According to the school, the application helps a user to know his geographic location, view it on the map and get appropriately directed. One of the other useful attributes of the app, the school said is that it is integrated with an alert button which when pressed in a distressed situation, calls the Lagos State emergency service number (767), and thereby gets the chance of being rescued from such threatening emergencies or conditions.

“The app is already uploaded online and readily available for free download in Google Store,” the school said.

While presenting the application, the school’s Executive Director, Mrs. Olufunke Fowler-Amba, expressed her joy that the school has been living to its billing as a top quality and frontline IT-driven school for many years and that the achievement by Ogunnubi and many other pupils who have equally developed other IT solutions at different times are glaring testament to the fact.

“The performance of the likes of Tomisin has confirmed that Nigeria is blessed with sharp and focused youths who in future, will emerge as Nigeria’s industry captains that will become tomorrow’s entrepreneurial giants like Bill Gates, Mack Zuckerberg, Google Boys,” Fowler-Amba said. She reiterated her delight at the productive strategic international ICT partnership, which her school established with New Horizons.

The company’s General Manager, Educational Services, Mr. Bolaji Olaoye, congratulated the school for the impressive heights it has been taken in education and the 21st Century IT-driven stance. He said such stance guarantees that all the students mandatorily undergo training in different international IT skills acquisition under its partnership with New Horizons.

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