The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) and Nile University of Nigeria have agreed to collaborate in pushing the frontiers of Information Technology (IT) development in Nigeria.
This apparent interaction between the town and gown is aimed to further help NITDA implement the National Information Technology Policy and achieve its mandate of creating a framework for the planning, research, development, standardization, application, coordination, monitoring, evaluation and regulation of Information Technology practices in Nigeria.
The partnership which is for the benefit of the college and the information technology industry was consummated when the Nile University’s management team led by its Vice Chancellor, Huseyin Sert, paid a courtesy visit to NITDA’s Director-General of NITDA, Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami.
To kick off this partnership, NITDA has been invited to attend Nile’s forth-coming convocation ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, 15th of July, 2017 at the International Conference Center, Abuja. The event will provide an opportunity for the IT regulator to have glimpses into the rich IT content of the institution’s curricular and the potentially strong value proposition of the graduates.
Nile University is currently structured into 6 Faculties, 22 Departments. The school’s two main faculties with direct correlation to the operations of NITDA are the Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences and the Faculty of Engineering, housing the Departments of Computer Science and Computer Engineering, respectively, among other departments.
IT experts have stressed the need for collaboration between the IT regulator and the ivory tower. It has been said that the collaboration would help NITDA pursue its core mandates especially in capacity building, digital job creation, local content development and promotion.
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