Wikimedia Promotion in Akure

Akure is the capital and largest city of Ondo State. The city had a population of 403,000 as at the 2006 population census. Its currently accommodates close to a million people, in addition to having a University of Technology, Federal College of Agriculture, School of Nursing and Midwifery, and School of Health Technology, writers' clubs and association and a host of other institutions spread across its community. Despite the advantageous advancements in the community, there is an absolute dearth of editors, not to even talk of projects that seek to promote Wikipedia in the community.

The aim of the project is to premiere the first Wikimedia promotion campaign/training in Akure for the overall ascendancy of new editors as well as raising and inspiring the emergence of active champions of the Wikipedia projects. The creation of Wikipedia and its sister's project awareness in Akure is targeted towards laying a solid foundation for the widespread adoption and use of Wikimedia products among youths in the community.

Also, the proposed month long activity has the potential to bridge the content gaps that exist about articles on different topics with the help of experienced editors; many notable local and international scholars, organizations, tourist attraction sites such as the historical and research places, and many more in Akure do not have wide coverage on Wikipedia.




  • Create awareness about Wikimedia Foundation projects in Akure
  • Train and recruit new editors for the Wikimedia Community in Akure.
  • Increase skills for existing editors if any.
  • Add or improve local content about Akure on Wikipedia and Commons.

Project Timeline

  • Start for entries: 13th of May, 2023
  • Deadline for entries: 17th June, 2023



1st Physical event: 13th of May, 2023 at Federal College of Agriculture, Akure.


1st Online Training  : 20th of May, 2023 via Goggle Meet (4pm -6pm)


2nd Online Training : 4th of June, 2023 via Zoom (6pm -7pm)


2nd Physical Training : 17th of June, 2023 at Millenium College of health technology, Akure


Action points

  • Create awareness on Social media.
  • Collection of Participant's data.
  • Teach participants how to access and create a Wikipedia account.
  • Introduction to Wikipedia and Wikidata project tools
  • Introduction to Wikipedia and it's sister projects.
  • Introduction to Wikicommons.
  • Practical hands-on and edit-a-thon on how to edit articles on English Wikipedia.
  • Practical hands-on and edit-a-thon on how to upload images to Wikicommons.
  • Discussions about the specific challenges of editing on Wikipedia, Wikidata, and Wikicommons.
  • Practical hands-on and edit-a-thon on how to edit and create items on wikidata.

How to participate

  • Sign up in the participants section on this page.
  • Join the Outreach dashboard to track your edits


To participate you need to sign up as participants by adding (#~~~~) 07:47, 11 June 2023 (UTC))to the bottom of the list, then publish changes.

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New Wikipedia Articles


St. Peter's Unity Secondary School

Fiwasaye Girls' Grammar School

St. Louis Grammar School

Oyemekun Grammar School

Ondo State Infectious Disease Hospital, Akure

Ondo State School of Nursing, Akure

State Specialist Hospital, Akure

National Youth Service Corps, Akure

Akure Carnival

Ondo State Radiovision Corporation

Akure High Court

Akure golf club

St. David’s Cathedral, Akure

Akure Central Mosque

Akure Shopping Mall

Akure Industrial Park

Akure Water Works

Evangelical Church of West Africa, Akure

Akure Polytechnic

St. John's Anglican Church, Akure

Allover Polytechnic

Ondo State Ministry of Information and Orientation

Ondo State school of health technology,Akure

Akure City Hall

Oja Oba Market

Ile Oodua

Oba Adesida Road

Akure Motor Park

Ondo State Library Board

Daramola Street

Obasoro Hill

Oke aro

Adesuper Hotel and Suites

Aule Grammar School

w:Akure Baptist Church

w:Federal Road Safety Corps, Akure

Sijuwade Group of Schools


Akure Innovation Hub

Oja Oba Police Station

Akure Muslim college

Owena Multipurpose Cooperative Union

Mercyland International Christian Centre


Ijapo Estate


Arakale Market

Nigerian Army School of Infantry

Adegbemile Cultural Center

Ondo State Ministry of Youth and Sports

Owena River

FUTA Secondary School

Best Solution Polytechnic

Ondo State Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Ondo State Ministry of Health

Ondo State Ministry of Education, Science and Technology

Articles to be improved

Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi

Afunbiowo II

Isinkan, Nigeria


Adesida I

Odundun I

Akure Ofosu Forest Reserve

Akure Airport


Akure Township Stadium

Akure South

Akure North

Federal University of Technology Akure

Sunshine Stars

Hon. Simeon Toluwani Borokini

Ondo State

Deji of Akure

Ondo State House of Assembly

Federal College of Agriculture, Akure

Idanre hills

Anglican Diocese of Akure

Agboola Ajayi

Olusegun Mimiko

Rotimi Akeredolu


Wikidata items

Hon simeon Toluwani Borokini

First Mercy Specialist Hospital

Tofas College, Akure, Ondo State

Idris Premier College, Akure

Best solution polytechnic, Akure

Deja vu hotel and suites, Akure, Ondo state

Preston International School Akure

Mabest Academy

Amec international school, Akure, Ondo state

Groovy hotel, ijapo estate Akure, Ondo state

FUTA staff Secondary school, Akure, Ondo state

Fiwasaye Girls' Grammar School ,Akure


Shoprite Akure, Ondo state

oyemekun grammar school Akure

Aquinas College Akure

NiWARD Akure

Mother and Child Hospital – Akure

Adesida I

Midas Hospitals

Watersprings International School, Akure

Becky Parker College, Akure

Deeper Life High School Akure

Homaj high school

Breeders' College Akure

Federal College of Agriculture, Akure

Unity Clinic Akure

Cozy Suite Resort

Willy bright group of schools Akure

Telnet international School, Akure, Ondo state

Trois Associate Limited

Parker International High School Akure

MTN Office Akure

Sacred Heart Seminary Secondary School, Akure

Rules of Contest


1. All participants must join the dashboard and participants page.

2. All articles must be in the main space during the contest

3. Every newly created articles attract 5 points

4. Every newly created wikidata item attract 1.5 points

5. Every reference added to a Wikipedia article is 1 point

6. For each 1kb words added to a Wikipedia article with notable reference attract 2 points

Photography contest

  • Photos must be your work and free from plagiarism
  • The pictures should be of notable places and tourist centres within Akure
  • Priority will be given based on the quality of your photograph


  • 1st Top Editor  : N10,000 gift card
  • 2nd Top Editor : N5,000 gift card
  • Highest photo contributor : N5,000 gift card