From Walter Ukaegbu, Abuja
Minister of Communications, Mr. Adebayo Shittu, has said that the proposed ICT University of Nigeria would take off by September 2017.
He made this known yesterday in Abuja when the 31-member committee on the implement committee on the proposed university submitted its report.
He disclosed that the government would move to ICT compliment countries like the United State of America, Korea, India and Singapore to get first class lecturers for the university.
He said the Vice-Chancellor of the university would be a professor of ICT involved in entrepreneurship, “so that when students of the institution graduate they will not look for jobs to do but be on their own.
“The university would utilize the fund from the private sector to run itself while the Federal Government would provide the enabling environment for the running of the institution.”
Chairman of the implementation committee, Mr. Julius Okojie, said the committee submitted three reports on the academic brief, the law and the programme.
He disclosed that the university would run a college system, which included information technology and college of security technology.
He stated that the institution would be a specialized university where research would be the norm explaining that a student could take lectures from anywhere.