In a bid to improve the Information Communication Technology (ICT) standards in communities, Eko-Konnect Research and Education Initiative has trained Fountain University students on digital technology, global internet ecosystem and physical computing.
The Campus Technology Internship Program (CTIP) is aimed at developing the skills and potentials of students to apply technology in projects that solve societal problems, develop entrepreneurship skills and innovate with the delivery of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education.
Community Outreach Co-ordinator, Eko Konnect, Uffa, Modey said the students had been impacted with the required skills and could provide support in the operation and management of the institution’s ICT infrastructure.
Modey noted that that the students have been exposed to the concept of internet governance and engaged in a very interactive discussion about the global internet ecosystem, the multi-stakeholder model of internet governance and issues of internet governance in Nigerian communities such as internet access, fake news online, internet privacy, security issues and online content regulation.
According to a Computer Science student, Ogunbode Yusuf, who was a participant, said within the short period of the internship programme, he learnt a lot, especially in the area of robotics programming, internet governance and physical computing using the Linux Operating System.
“I want to thank the Management of the University for ensuring that we constantly acquire updated ICT knowledge. I must say that I learnt a lot during the programme and will intensify effort to follow up on the skills,” he said.