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eBusiness Life partners NCC, MTN on Girls in ICT Day 2016



Frontline publishing house, eBusiness Life has announced the partnership for its International Girls in ICT Day 2016 with the Nigerian Communications Commission and MTN Nigeria, reports ITRealms.

Editor of the publication, Mr. Chidebere Nwankwo, in a press statement made available to ITRealms newsroom, quoted the chief executive officer, eBusiness Life Communication, Mrs. Ufuoma Emuophedaro, as saying the event underscores awareness among young girls on the need to embrace careers in Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs).

She also said that the Nigerian telecom regulator, NCC and dominant telecom operator, MTN has indicated their interest to be part of this year’s campaign, scheduled to hold in Lagos on April 28, 2016 at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, the fifth since eBusiness Life joined the annual campaign in 2012.

She stressed that the initiative is part of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) programmes geared at sensitizing young girls and encouraging them to take up Information and Communication Technology (ICT) as a career.

The NCC, she said, has consistently partnered with eBusiness Life in driving this campaign since inception as part of the regualtor’s readiness to enter into strategic alliances with the private sector as well as international organizations for the actualization of the ICT vision.
In addition, she said, NCC collaboration would spur development of human capital in the country with emphasis on creating and supporting a knowledge-based economy.

On the other hand, she said, MTN’s support is borne out of the quest to ensure that the Nigerian girl child is presented with all options available in shaping her career and ensuring that the profession of ICT is demystified among females.

The company has consistently engaged in development of human capital through various initiatives, including this partnership with eBusinesslife as one of such vehicles that will help the operator achieve its goals.

According to the chief executive officer of eBusiness Life Communication, Mrs. Ufuoma Emuophedaro, the need to sensitise young girls is premised on the fact that the society has unconsciously relegated the female gender and delegated careers in technical fields, especially in ICT, to their male counterparts.

According to her, effort should be made to introduce young girls to career opportunities in technical fields in both the public and private sectors to help them have a wider range of options and contribute their quota in the industry and in the development of the economy.
She stated that the ICT Girls’ Day workshop and attending campaign will further open up opportunities for girls in ICT sector. 

e-Business Life Magazine is a monthly Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Magazine incorporated to bringing better information that would link users and service providers as well as enable Nigeria take its pride of place among the comity of nations in the new global economy by furthering the cause of ICT.

The mission at e-Business Life Magazine is to inform and educate ICT users on trends and developments both locally and internationally; to provide a platform on which to build ICTs in Nigeria and also to be a voice for ICT consumers in the country. In addition we are poised to create a world where Nigerian youths have a better understanding of modern technologies and can easily deploy these technologies in developing their communities.

Chuks Egbuna/GEE
 

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