U.S. ICT university to boost ICT in Adamawa
December 19, 2017
Mbarika made the pledge on Tuesday when he paid a courtesy visit on Gov. Mohammed Bindow of Adamawa in Yola.
He said that the ICT network would include e-book library for the state university, e-learning centres in tertiary institutions, e-taxation and e-payment, among others.
The president said that e-learning centres would provide opportunities for students to access their courses online.
He said that the e-library would attract American publishers to download their works by at least providing 1,000 books online.
Mbarika said that the areas of interest by the ICT University would cover the Adamawa State University, Mubi, Office of the Auditor-General for Local Governments.
He said that Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Adamawa State Board of Internal Revenue and Bureau for Public Procurement were among areas of interest.
He said that the partnership would equally create a window for an exchange programme between the students of the university and Adamawa.
He commended Bindow for his giant stride in the development of road infrastructure.
“Your roads are among the cleanest I have ever seen,’’ he said.
Responding, Bindow said that the giant stride development would not only stop on road infrastructure but in other areas of development.
He said that the administration had declared state of emergency in education and health.
He said that the administration had rehabilitated 263 schools destroyed by insurgency.
The governor said that the administration had commenced the repositioning of the state university to compete with world class universities.
Bindow said that the administration had also sought the enactments for the establishment of State and Local Independent Audit Office which would operate independently devoid of any interference.
According to him, all these are the demonstration of our commitment to prudence and accountability in governance.
He commended the ICT University, U.S., for choosing Adamawa for its pilot programme.
NAN reports that the ICT University American Foundation, was founded in 1880 by the American government.
The university’s cardinal objective is to be a premier destination for research, innovation and training of scholars in relevant contents for developing economies.