545 Nigerian secondary schools, universities get NCC’s digital ICT centres

Eugene-Juwah

 The NCC boss stated this in Ekiti, South West Nigeria.

No fewer than 545 schools in the country have benefited from the Digital Appreciation Programme (DAP) initiated by Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), an official said on Tuesday.

The Vice-chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NCC, Eugene Juwah, made this known at Erinjiyan-Ekiti in Ekiti West Local Government Area of Ekiti during the inauguration of a Digital Awareness Centre at Erinjiyan Community High School, Erinjiyan-Ekiti.

Represented by Abiodun Olujimi, a former Deputy Governor of Ekiti and National Commissioner in the Commission, Mr. Juwah said the initiative was part of the commission’s social responsibility.

While giving a breakdown of the figure, he said that 230 secondary schools in the country had so far benefited from the DAP programme.

“The major objective of DAP is to equip our youths for a digital tomorrow by making accessible to them the enormous learning resources available on the internet so as to improve their ICT skills,” Mr. Juwah said.

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According to him, while the DAP programme is dedicated to secondary schools in the country, another programme known as Advanced Digital Awareness for Tertiary Institutions (ADAPTI) had also been designed for tertiary institutions through which 222 of such schools had benefited.

“We have another programme called, `Wireless Cloud,’ in which yet another set of 93 special institutions have so far benefited,” he added.

The digital ICT centre was facilitated by the Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Communication, Oyetunde Ojo.

The centre has an air-conditioned computer lab, equipped with 20 desktop computers as well as branded tables, chairs, server and a V-SAT.

It also has a one-year internet bandwidth supply and a 16 kva generator.

(NAN)

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