Wednesday, July 20, 2011

‘EduNet Africa boosts ICT integration’

Chief executive officer of Emerging Media, Mr. Kenneth Omeruo has revealed that EduNet Africa Conference was initiated to boost integration of Information and communication Technologies (ICT) into the nation’s academic curriculum.

Outlining the objectives of the conference in his address to the 2011 edition of EduNet Africa which held at the Afe Babalola Auditorium, University of Lagos (UNILAG) recently, Omeruo said it has been strategically initiated to explore the opportunities and possibilities the internet, mobile and new technologies provide within the academics in the areas of e-learning, business, communication and social changes.

“To educate and empower our teaching, learning and training community with Internet education that will improve the quality of teaching, learning, e-collaboration, research and development in Africa,” he said.

Besides, he noted that EduNet would spark up ‘netpreneurship’ and digital revolution in Africa by creating opportunities for institutions to develop applications that will compete favorably globally.

“It is an event that encourages African Startups through the African Startup Exhibitions,” he said, adding that EduNet Africa dissuade the youths from cyber crimes and open their minds to good and profitable use of the Internet and new technologies.

“It affords opportunities for businesses to leverage on the event to expose their product and services to their target audience and also seek future opportunity within the teaching and learning community in Africa,” he projected.

Stressing that EduNet is the best place to network with top ICT experts and businesses in Africa, especially availing young technopreneurs access to top ICT experts that could serve as their role models.

Emerging Media collaborated with Centre for Information Technology and Systems (CITS) UNILAG in organizing the two-day event, with the theme, ‘Exploring the Opportunities of a Connected Tertiary Institution to Pioneer Digital Revolution in Africa.’

Remmy Nweke
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