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TETFund bags ICT Award

The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) has been awarded the ICT Gold Merit Award by the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) in recognition of the Fund’s contributions to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in the country.

The Agency had carried out the Digitization Project for the creation of institutional research repositories.

The award was presented to the Fund at the 2022 National Information Technology Merit Award (NITMA) held in Lagos.

The President of NCS, Professor Adesina Sodiya stated that National Information Technology Merit Award NITMA was an event organized by the Society to recognize and celebrate excellence and commitment in Information Technology (IT) profession.

Professor Sodiya explained that the advocacy efforts of NCS, which was geared towards achieving sustainable development in the country would be incomplete without recognition of excellence and exceptional professionals who have made significant impact in the industry.

He said that those conferred with different categories of awards were carefully selected.

He gave assurance that NCS as the national platform for the advancement of Information Technology practice in Nigeria would continue to strive for greater heights.

The Executive Secretary of TETFund, Mr Sonny Echono expressed appreciation to NCS for the award, stating that the Fund remain committed to supporting the development of ICT across public tertiary educational institutions in the country.

Mr Echono described ICT as one of the fastest growing sectors in the country and proof of this is the steady growth in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the last seven years which is tied to ICT development.

The Executive Secretary also emphasized that ICT is the hub of the youth and therefore could be used as a tool to expose young people to educational opportunities and other opportunities for growth internationally.

Mr Echono added that with Nigeria having one of the largest growing youth populations in the world, there is room for national development through technological advancement, if there is a will to invest in the development of the sector.

Writing by Daniel Adejo; Editing by Adeniyi Bakare