Wednesday, April 12, 2006

UMITT turns out 3,000 students per month

The Universal Mandatory Information Technology Training (UMITT), a project of AfriHub Incorporate of United States in collaboration with some Nigerian universities is turning out about 3,000 students per month.

The project is collaborating with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and Enugu campuses both in Enugu State, and Nnamdi Azikiwe University (NAU) Awka, Anambra State.

Executive Vice President, AfriHub Limited Liability Company (LLC), Prof. Manny Aniebonam, informed ITREALMS Online, that the training which is now mandatory at UNN and NAU for all students would enable beneficiaries to be e-compliant before they graduate.

The course is free to students and all must pass a qualifying AfriHUB competency exam at completion of the training, he said.

Describing the response as tremendous, Prof. Aniebonam said, "we now wish to roll it out to other regions and universities."

These days, he noted many companies’ primary request for employment is IT acquisition, stressing that UMITT affords students relevant knowledge in IT to face the labour market on graduation.

The programme, he also said, has enormous benefits for the Nigerian people, most especially in the form of human capacity building and economic development.

The success so far recorded on UMITT, he said, is what encouraged his firm and their foreign collaborators to extend the programme to other regions of the country.
Developed jointly by NAU, UNN and AfriHub, the programme was built in the spirit of Public Private Partnership (PPP), using state-of-the-art Information and Communication Technology (ICT) centers.

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