NCC boss, Danbatta, delivers Fountain varsity convocation lecture today
• Pantami, Aregbesola commission Digital Nigeria project in Osun
Executive Vice Chairman, Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof. Umar Danbatta, is billed to deliver the 10th and 11th Fountain University convocation lectures today.
The lectures, which will take place at NASFAT Eti-Osa Lecture Theatre, at the institution’s campus in Osogbo, Osun State, have the combined theme: “Empowering the Nigerian Youth Through Information and Communication Technology.”
Eminent personalities from government, industry and academia are expected to attend the weeklong convocation.
Also, Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Pantami, and his Internal and Interior counterpart, Rauf Aregbesola, will commission the Digital Nigeria Project (DNP) on Friday, January 14.
According to a statement by NCC, yesterday, “One way in which this vision has been given concrete expression is in the diligent execution of the NCC’s School Support Programmes, which include Digital Access Programme (DAP), Advanced Digital Appreciation Programme for Tertiary Institutions (ADAPTI), Wireless Cloud and Computer-Based Test projects.”
“All these are infrastructural projects that involve the construction of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) laboratory, supply of computers, connectivity project and construction of special computer-based test centres to enhance the capacity of examination bodies to organise computer-based examinations with ease.”
The DNC, hitherto known as School Knowledge Centre (SNC), targets students and youths for skills acquisition to increase ICT literacy among school teachers and students; provide a platform for accessing online educational resources; equip students with ICT skills; facilitate ICT adoption in teaching and learning; and increase pass rate in mathematics, English language and other science subjects.
The project, the first to be commissioned in Osun State, since modification of the project as DNC, is located at the Ijesa Muslim Grammar School, Ilesa.