#ThePlatformDebates: Google’s plan to introduce Internet in schools was frustrated, says Agbaje

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The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Jimi Agbaje, has criticised the Lagos State Government for allegedly frustrating the plan of technology giant, Google, to introduce Internet in schools in the state.

Agbaje, who said pupils in Lagos schools were not exposed to technology, claimed that the state government blocked Google plan for selfish reasons.He spoke during a governorship debate organised by The Platform.

The governorship hopeful said, “The new knowledge out there is about innovation. Our children today in public schools have no exposure to technology. So, for me, technology is important.

“If you put technology, every primary school will have Internet connection. And if you have Internet connection, you must have power and teaching. And you are using technology to drive education. It is very key.

“Those that have been there for the past 20 years have put obstacles for technology.

“We have heard that Google wanted to give us free Internet, but they keep putting blockage for vested interests and that is what we are going to correct.”

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