Sunday 20th August, 2017
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Why we're providing ICT infrastructure to varsities - NCC

Why we're providing ICT infrastructure to varsities - NCC

The Nigerian Com­munications Com­mission (NCC) has said its regular donation of Information Communica­tion Technology (ICT) in­frastructures to universities and other tertiary institu­tions in the country is to en­sure that Nigeria attains the lofty height of a digitised economy.
The Executive Vice Chair­man/Chief Executive Offi­cer of the Commission, Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, stat­ed this while delivering the 46th convocation lecture of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, (UNN).
He listed the universities that have benefited from the largesse to include UNN, University of Ibadan, Bayero University, Kano, Universi­ty of Jos, Enugu State Uni­versity of Science and Tech­nology, University of Benin, among others.
The UNN 46th convoca­tion lecturer, who spoke on the topic, “The role of ICT Infrastructure in Tertiary Education in Nigeria”, de­scribed the advantages as quantifiable as it enhanc­es the retentive memory of the students, explanation of complex instructions and facilitating interaction and concentration.
The NCC boss further stressed that ICT infrastruc­tures also go a long way in facilitating research and re­ducing gap in communica­tion.
“The advent and spread of ICT in varying degrees have led to the creation of infor­mation societies, which are sometimes called knowl­edge societies. These societ­ies play a momentous role in the development of knowl­edge economics,” he said.
While describing ICT as a phenomenon that has em­braced every sector of the economy outside the edu­cation sector, Prof Dambat­ta said ICT knowledge and technicalities also play very significant roles in both the business and financial sec­tors.
 

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