The Federal Government of Nigeria has given the approval for an Information and Communication University of Nigeria. The approval was made by the federal executive council. According to plans, the proposed ICT varsity would be spread accross the geo-political zones in Nigeria.
According to our sources some of the courses that will be on offer in the institution include; Cloud computing, Big Data, Telecommunications, Internet of Things, Cybersecurity, Robotic embedded systems, Computer forensics and Digital media and Entertainment technology.
Daily post also reports that Nigeria’s minister for communication, Mr. Adebayo Shittu revealed that the new ICT varsity will provide only 30% admission opportunities for undergraduates. The majority of the programs such as Post Graduate Diplomas, Masters degrees, and Doctorate degree programs, will focus on training only graduates.
The ICT institution is novel and will be first in Africa. It aimed at solving many techonological, innovation and research problems in Nigeria. Transfer of technology has not benefited Africa, and has killied creativity and curiosity that births innovation. Hopefully, the bright idea of a ICT varsity will be a spring board of the next African and Nigerian Googles & Apples.