KWASU, 5 others selected for Remi Tinubu/TETFund ICT centre 

The Kwara State University (KWASU), Malete, has been selected as one of the six pilot universities for the Tertiary Education Trust Fund/Office of the First Lady ICT experience centres in public tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

This information is contained in a letter to the Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Shaykh-Luqman Jimoh, and signed by the executive secretary of TETFund, Arc Sonny Echono.

The letter explained that, TETFund, in collaboration with the Office of the First Lady, is championing the establishment of ICT experience centres in furtherance of the joint initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Federal Ministry of Communication, Technology, and Digital Economy Learn to Earn Programme. 

It added that the project, which is part of the Renewed Hope Agenda of the federal government, aims to provide undergraduates with tailored technological education and opportunities to thrive in the digital era. 

“The primary objective of the ICT experience centres is to empower undergraduates and institutions of learning with skills, infrastructure, and mindset necessary to excel in a digitally driven world.

“Your institution has been chosen for the first phase/pilot programme of this initiative”, it added.

Six pilot ICT experience centres, one in each geopolitical zone of the country, constitute the pilot stage. 

Reacting to the development, KWASU vice chancellor, Prof Jimoh, described the selection of the university as elating and indicative of the strategic positioning of the institution as a hub for the training of the 21st century individuals who contribute significantly to national development.