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12-yr-old pupil develops mobile tracking device

Tomisin Ogunnubi has developed an Android mobile tracking application named: ‘My Locator’.

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The student of Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls, Lagos State, Tomisin Ogunnubi, made the achievement on Tuesday, November 8, Punch reports.

According to the reports, the app was immediately uploaded and is now available for free download on Google store.

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Punch reports that the student developed the app under the training of  an Information and Communications Technology partnership between the Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls and New Horizons Computer Learning Centre.

Ogunnubi says that the app helps users to know their geographic location, view it on the map and be directed accordingly.

According to her, another of the app's great attributes is that it has an alert button to be used in times of distress, which is linked to the Lagos State emergency service number, 767, “and one thereby gets the chance of being rescued from threatening emergencies or conditions.”

Executive Director, Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls, Mrs Olufunke Fowler-Amba, said the school has continued to live up to its standard as a top quality and front row Information Technology-driven institution for many years.

She said, “The achievements by Ogunnubi and many other students, who had equally developed other IT solutions at different times, are glaring testaments to the fact."

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Fowler-Amba also expressed her excitement over the strategic ICT partnership that the school established with New Horizons, a United States-based IT, skills, certification and training organisation with presence in 80 countries worldwide.

Meanwhile, the General Manager, Educational Services, New Horizons, Mr Bolaji Olaoye, congratulated the school’s management on the steps in education and its  21st-century IT-driven stance.

He added that this approach “guarantees that all the students mandatorily undergo training in different international IT skills acquisition schemes under its partnership with New Horizons.

“In a matter of time, these set of young entrepreneurs would have been convincingly positioned with their skills to bail the country out of its total dependence on oil and become an IT-driven country like India, China, Singapore, Malaysia, etc. that are dominating the world’s lucrative IT market, which is expected to hit €4.4tn by 2019.”

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In a similar development, five students of the Bingham University, Abuja, reportedly developed an e-voting software during their internship in May this year.

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