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Nigeria To Establish First ICT University Before February


By Dipo Olowookere

Minister of Communication, Mr Adebayo Shittu, has hinted that the country’s first Information and Communication Technology (ICT) university would be established possibly within the next three months.

Mr Shittu gave the name of the new school as Digital Bridge Institute and said it will have campuses in Lagos, Abuja, Kano, Owerri, Yola and Benue State.

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Speaking last Tuesday on a Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN), Ibadan Zonal Office programme, the Minister said the new ICT university will be an upgrade of the existing ICT-based institution.

He said already, the Ministry of Education and the National University Commission (NUC) have given positive inputs on approving Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) as an ICT university.

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Mr Shittu disclosed further that the Ministry of Communications was discussing with Motorola and Facebook to partner with the government on the area of funding and logistics to sustain the university.

According to him, by the time the school becomes a reality, it would be the first of its kind in Africa.

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He noted that government was committed to improving the ICT sector in Nigeria.

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Dipo Olowookere is a journalist based in Nigeria that has passion for reporting business news stories. At his leisure time, he watches football and supports 3SC of Ibadan.

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