The Federal Government is to establish a university that will entirely focus on academic programmes in Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Minister of Communication, Barr. Adebayo Shittu, has said.
The minister, who stated this recently while declaring open a three-day ICT camp training for teenagers in Abuja, said the nation’s information technology sector holds massive prospects for young Nigerians.
His words, “ICT employs much more people than any other profession and can never be saturated…, We have to leverage on ICT to increase the country’s Gross Domestic Product,” adding that the planned university would provide opportunity for teenagers to fully take part in the ICT revolution.
Represented by Director of ICT in the Communications’ ministry, Mrs Moni Udoh, the minister harped on the need for Nigerians to take advantage of the various innovations hubs recently established by the Federal Government across the six geo-political zones to harness the various skills in the country.
While commending the organiser of the camp for promoting ICT knowledge among teenage girls, the minister said moves are already underway to make ICT related subjects compulsory at all levels of education in the country.
Speaking on behalf of Noble-teen magazine, organiser of the camp, the coordinator, Princess Ifi said the camp was put together to coincide with the Day of the African Child as parts of activities to mark this year’s girls in ICT celebration.
According to her, the girls in ICT day was initiated by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to promote girls career in ICT.
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