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Landmark IT resource centre launched in Kwara

18 March 2014, 15:15

Abuja - The management of Landmark University in Kwara State has officially commissioned an international information technology resource centre built at a cost of N100 million.

The centre, which is expected to provide IT Services to students and the university community, was constructed in partnership with local IT firm, New Horizon.  

Speaking at the unveiling of the centre, Pro Chancellor of the university, Prof. Yemi Nathaniel, urged the students to avail themselves of the opportunities that the new technology could offer.

He commended New Horizon for delivery the project despite several challenges.

“I want to commend the New Horizons team for their tenacity and for not giving up even when things seemed not to be going the way they were expecting. I want our students to take maximum advantage of the opportunities available at the IT resource centre. I believe even if you are studying History with the skills and certification programmes offered by the New Horizons/Landmark University, you can work anywhere in the world, including the oil industry,” he said.

The Chief Executive Officer of New Horizon, Tim Akano, said young innovators who had founded companies such as Google, Facebook and WhatsApp controlled the world.

He therefore urged students to empower themselves with suitable ICT training programme if they must be relevant in today’s workplace and business environment.

“You can be self-employed after graduation. You can create your own companies and become employers of labour. Few months ago, Apple Incorporated bought a mapping company owned by a young Nigerian by the name Chinedu for $1bn. Google also bought a company called WAZE for $1bn. You can begin to do similar innovations by dreaming big,” he said.

– CAJ News

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