FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ESTABLISH FIRST ICT UNIVERSITY IN NIGERIA

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO ESTABLISH FIRST ICT UNIVERSITY IN NIGERIA

The Federal Government Of Nigeria has concluded its plans to establish the first Information and Communication Technology (ICT) University in Nigeria within the next three months.

This was disclosed by the Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, while featuring in a quarterly radio programme, Guest of the month, at the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Ibadan Zonal Office on Tuesday.

Shittu said that the university, which would be the first of its kind on the continent of Africa, would be an off-shoot of an existing ICT-based institute, The Digital Bridge Institute , currently in operation in six centers across the country.

He also said that the present standard of education in the Nigerian universities do not meet the needs of industry operators.

The minister said the institute would become the ICT University in partnership with all the leading institutions in ICT throughout the world.

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