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Hugtech to host youth on Info Society day

Enugu State-based Hugtech Information Links (HIL) has finalized plans to organize a one-day summit for the youth on World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) at the citadel of learning, University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN).

President, HIL, Mr. Uche Ugochukwu told Champion Infotel that the summit would hold on May 27, this year tagged ‘National Youth Summit on the Information Society’ and is billed to take place at the Continuing Education Centre (CEC), UNN.

“This event intends to step up the awareness and sensitization on the issues and realities of the emerging information society in academic communities,” he said.

He also said that the programme targets audience drawn from scholars and students of the academic world as well as to educate general participants.

“The world is witnessing an emergent evolution of the information society. A period characterized by widespread electronic access to information and communication technologies (ICTs) through the use of computer and Internet technology,” he said.

Stressing that this dramatic development of ICTs has revolutionized the way students and scholars learn, teach and carry out research.

“It has transformed the global economy and heralded a new and dynamic information society,” he said.

Ugochukwu also said that this emerging information society has not been accorded the greater attention in the country, especially at the tertiary education level in the country.

“There is, therefore, the need to step up the awareness and sensitization on the issues and realities of the emerging information society in academic communities,” he declared.

Reiterating that the onus of the summit on the subject matter of the information society, requires careful design to educate and inform stakeholders in tertiary institutions of learning.

In addition, he said, the theme of the summit would centre on “Launching Tertiary Institutions Of Learning Into The Emerging Information Society.”

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