By Angeleen Nkwocha
In a bid to improve access to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools, computing skills, as well as develop the appreciation of ICT for improved efficient teaching and learning in various subjects, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has donated ICT equipment to the Nigerian Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies, Makurdi.
Speaking on Wednesday during the handover ceremony in Abuja, the Head, Information Communication Development, NCC, Abraham Oshadame, said the gesture will go a long way to complement the efforts of the Nigerian Army towards achieving its mandate and further enhance the security of the country through the deployment of ICT.
“It is our hope that, that this donation will make a difference on the staff and students of your institute not only by improving their access to Information and Communication Technology, tools but to enhance their skills in computing, as well as understanding and developing appreciation of ICT for improved efficiency in teaching and learning in various subjects”, he said.
He called on the institution to properly allocate, manage, protect and maintain the equipment for the benefit of staff and students.
While appreciating the Commission on behalf of the Rector of the Institution, Miss Chidinma Nwafor Director ICT Nigerian Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies Makurdi, said the equipment will help facilitate the institutions research work and will help in security management.
The items donated include 10 laptops, 1 coloured laser jet printer, 2 black and white laser jet printers and 1 projector.