NCC pledges more collaboration with Nigerian universities
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has vowed more cooperation with universities in the nation towards transforming Nigeria into a knowledge-based economy.
The Chairman of NCC board, Prof. Adeolu Akande said this while paying a courtesy visit on Prof. Sagir Abbas that the Vice Chancellor of Bayero University, Kano (BUK).
NCC Director of Public Affairs, Dr Ikechukwu Adinde said this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
“The NCC superintends a business that is knowledge-driven and therefore, it can only achieve its mandate with enhanced collaboration with institutions like BUK.
“In the absence of the citadels of learning, one could only imagine what could have become of the communications industry.
“Therefore, if we come to Kano, we need to come to the prime centre of learning in Kano and other universities throughout the state,” Akande said.
While expressing delight receiveing the NCC Board, Abbas noted that the college management had to cancel all engagements to receive the board to be able to show the university’s high regard for the NCC.
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“NCC Executive Vice-Chairman Prof Umar Danbatta has served the college diligently, as lecturer, as head of department, as Dean, as director and he was also a former VC at Kano University of Science and Technology, but where he goes, you find him about his base.
“We hold him in very high esteem and we are always happy to see him and his staff releasing the national assignment he’s saddled with.
“Bayero University is proud to be associated with him. We have no doubt that the board and management of NCC will enjoy him more as he begins his second term in office,” he said.
The Vice-Chancellor said that the college had received donations of computers, iPads and other interventions like professorial endowments from NCC, adding that all had positive impacts on the university’s academic programs.
Abbas,however, appealed for more digital help from the commission to encourage the university in its efforts to adapt virtual learning in its system in light of the current global reality where ICT was being used as a medium for lecturer-student interaction.