NITDA donates 150 computers to Federal University Dutse

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NITDA donates 150 computers to Federal University Dutse
150 ICT sets donation to FUD by NITDA.

NITDA donates 150 computers to Federal University Dutse

Story from Dahiru SULEIMAN, Dutse

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has donated 100 Lenovo Desktop Computers and 50 HP Laptops to Federal University Dutse (FUD) under their “Procurement of Computer System for Universities” program.

The Director-General of NITDA, Malam Kashifu Inuwa, who was represented by Hannah Peter, said the purpose of the donation was to improve e-Learning in the university.

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While accepting the donation, the Vice-Chancellor (VC), Prof. Abdulkarim Sabo Muhammed, who was represented by the Dean Faculty of Art and Social Sciences, Prof. Lawan Shuaibu, thanked NITDA for the donation of the computers, adding that it will go a long way to boost the e-learning program and the overall digitalisation agenda of the institution’s dream.

L-R: FUD Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sabo Mohammad and DG NITDA, Dr Kashifu Inua during the donation.

He described the NITDA DG as a very dynamic and focus driven individual who is at the forefront of bringing critical IT infrastructure to Nigerian universities in order for them to keep pace with the 21st century, adding that FUD is particularly grateful to the DG for the numerous collaborations, especially in the agric sector under the Center for Agricultural Research and Extension Services (CARES) of the university.

Prof. Shuaibu said in this era of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), universities have no option but to embrace it in teaching, learning and research activities.

In a related development, National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) has also donated IT equipment to the University’s ICT centre.

While presenting the computers to the VC, NOTAP’s representative, Engr. Jairus Omenka Ibu explained that this is part of the effort of the Agency in collaboration with the Ministry of Science and Technology to establish IT offices in tertiary institutions adding that the Agency has recognised FUD and donated computers to them and the Agency will also take the full responsibility for the installation of the equipment.

In his response, the VC, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Academic Services, Prof. Nura Muhammad Sani, thanked the Agency for donating IT equipment to the university.

He said the equipment will assist the university to facilitate communication, enhance learning and participation in national and international academic discourse, adding that the management has been working seriously to put the institution in the best position in the area of ICT.

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