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Nigeria to open ICT University in 2017

28 December 2016, 06:08

Abuja - Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, has disclosed that the federal government is making plans to establish a Communication Technology, ICT, university in 2017, reports Pulse.ng

The minister revealed this on Monday, December 26, 2016 while answering questions from newsmen.

 “By the grace of God, in the next three to six months, we should have established in Nigeria an ICT university which will be first of its kind in Africa.
“This is with the sole purpose of providing training environment and training facilities to make the industry have enough skilled manpower in various sub sectors of the ICT sector.

“I am happy to say that we already have what is called the Digital Bridge Institute which is for short term training programmes in six locations across the country and we hope to transform this institute into the ICT University of Nigeria.”

The Minister of Communications also claimed that the federal government has begun talks with international ICT organisation like Facebook, Motorola and Ericson to get their support of the proposed university.

Read more at pulse.ng

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