Wikipedia, WOK seek more Nigerian content online


Wikipedia User Group Nigeria says it is partnering with World of Nigeria (WOK) to increase Nigerian content on Wikipedia.

The President of Wikipedia, Nigeria, Mr Shola Olaniyan made this known during the WikiMaster Conference 2018, on Monday in Lagos.

Olaniyan said having more Nigerian content online would bridge the knowledge gap between Nigeria and other countries.

He said as at 2014, when Wikipedia User Group Nigeria was established; only 27 per cent of Nigerian content was represented on Wikipedia.

According to him, from the awareness created so far by Wikipedia Nigeria, the representation should have increased by 10 per cent.

”One of the reasons why Nigerians don’t contribute on Wikipedia is because of access to Internet. This is a challenge because for one to add article on Wikipedia, you have to access internet,” he said.

The president said the quality of internet in…

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