National University Commission: NUC wants to make ICT training compulsory for university undergraduates
The NUC Boss says there is no reason to graduate a Nigerian student who is not computer literate.
The National University Commission (NUC) is reportedly planning to make Information and Communication Technology (ICT) training compulsory for all Nigerian university students.
According to Premium Times, the commission said it is already working on the framework to ensure students pass through the training phase before their graduation.
The Executive Secretary of NUC, Abubakar Rasheed announced this during an event involving directors of ICT of Nigerian universities and the committee of NUC for ICT development on Thursday, October 4, 2018, in Abuja.
Rasheed who was represented by the chairman of the committee, Johnson Asinugo said a Nigerian student who is not computer literate should be graduated.
He said, “Part of what we are trying to do now is to establish a framework where all Nigerian university graduates or students would pass through an ICT training phase.
“If the university system computerises its environment sufficiently, most of the problems such as the issue of getting transcript will reduce because there will be a portfolio of all the students' data. It is only an analogue method that sees issues with transcript among others”.
Rasheed added that the NUC is leveraging on Information Technology to drive teaching, learning and research in Nigerian universities.
This according to him will help them to become people who see innovation as a driver of development.