Posted by Constance Athekame | 28 December 2017 | 1,755 times
The Abuja Chapter of Computer Society of Nigeria (NCS) plans to train over one million students across the country in Information Technology (IT)
The Chairman of the chapter, Mr Rex Abitogun disclosed this on Wednesday in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja.
NAN reports that the NCS was formed in 1978.
It changed its name from the Computer Association of Nigeria (COAN) to become the umbrella body of all IT professionals in Nigeria. ·
The society was established having realised that most of the software applications used in most of the government establishments and industries were not those developed locally.
It then became expedient to come together and exhibit such software products and add commercial value to it for the purpose of patronage and also for export.
This would also be a source of income earning for the country.
He said that the society was putting in place programmes that would benefit people especially students.
“For us at the Nigeria Computer Society, we have raised the bar in terms of advocacy on IT usage and also try as much as possible to come out with programmes that will benefit people.
“One major programme that we are doing now is 'Code One Million', that is an initiative of Nigeria Computer Society whereby we plan to train over one million students across the country in IT usage.
“And through some key people like Jim Ovia giving scholarship to PhD students as well as some students to pursue their Master’s degree,” he said.
Abitogun said that the NCS would continue to partner with key stakeholders in the industry to make sure that the usage and adoption of IT is promoted.
He said that the society was equally encouraging people to go out there to promote computer and information sustenance. (NAN)
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