Fountain University has been listed as one of the beneficiaries of the National Broadband Infrastructure Project, according to a letter from the Nigerian Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Prof. Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami).
The project, in line with the National Digital Economy Policy and Strategy (NDEPS 2020–2030) and President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision for economic development, aims to increase access to information and communication technologies in Nigeria.
The Vice Chancellor of Fountain University, Prof. Olayinka Ramota Karim expressed her delight and gratitude for the honour given to the institution noting that the broadband infrastructure would significantly impact the University and its students by increasing access to online resources as well as enhancing research and educational programmes.
“Broadband infrastructure plays an essential role in achieving a digital economy because it enables high-speed internet connectivity and facilitates increased access to online resources. This initiative is a welcome development for the Nigerian education sector, and it is expected that other institutions would also benefit from this project”, she said.
“The infrastructure will no doubt provide cutting-edge digital services and accelerate the growth of the university with a ripple effect on human capital development and the Nigerian economy. It is a step in the right direction for Fountain University and other institutions that benefited from the gesture. The future is indeed bright for the Nigerian education sector”, she added.
Prof Karim finally praised President Muhammadu Buhari’s vision and dedication to economic growth while pledging to make the most use of the broadband infrastructure to advance academic excellence and research capabilities.
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12/04/2023 || 21/09/1444AH