The Implementation Committee set up by the Federal Government to conduct preliminary studies that will enhance the establishment of a multi-campus Information Communications Technology (ICT) University in the country, has given its pass mark to the Enugu campus of the proposed institution, located at Ibagwa Nike.
Members of the committee dropped this hint while speaking to journalists after the inspection tour of the facilities already stationed at the campus.
The members of the committee that visited Enugu were led by Dr Henry Nkemadu, Mathew A. Olaniyan and Mr Osita Okechukwu, the Director General, Voice of Nigeria (VON).
The proposed ICT University with headquarters at Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), Abuja, will have other campuses located in Lagos, Enugu, Kano, Asaba and Yola.
Nkemadu said there is every indication that the Enugu campus is ready for takeoff going by the number of physical infrastructures it parades including classroom blocks that are well-equipped, hostels, among others.
On his part, Osita Okechukwu, stressed that the proposed university is part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s initiative to ensure Nigerians improve on their level of creativity through ICT.
He expressed optimism that the coming of the ICT university will help in producing the desired manpower to enhance the development of the country and stimulate creative thinking.
He said, “In fulfilment of Mr. President’s objective to set up University of ICT, so as to enhance learning environment and create millions of jobs through skilled ICT workforce, the Ministry of Communications set up an implementation committee, chaired by erudite Professor Julius Okojie, former Secretary of National Universities Commission (NUC) and Dr Amina Sambo Magaji as its Secretary.”