R&D critical to boost capacity in manpower development- NCS

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L-R: Prof. F.S Bakpo, HOD Computer Science, Dr. Deborar L Nkem, Prof. Fidelis Ugwuowo, Dean Faculty of physical Sciences, Prof. Sola Aderounmu, President NCS, Prof. James Ogbonna, DVC Admin UNN, Mr Iyiola Ayoola, Executive Secretary NCS, Dr. (Mrs) M.E Odukwe, Deputy Registrar UNN and Mr. Rogba Adeoye, Chairman Education Committee NCS
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(Last Updated On: 2016-10-21)

Nahimah Ajikanle Nurudeen

The Nigerian Computer Society, (NCS) has said described research and development as a critical way of increasing capacities in manpower services.

NCS’s President of Prof. Sola Aderounmu made the remarks during the Society’s fourth Research and Development Workshop held at the ICT/Innovation Centre University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN).

The workshop according to Aderounmu was part of corporate responsibilities of NCS and pursuance of its vision and mission of Research and manpower development, Nigeria Computer

In his remark at the event, the President of Nigeria computer Society Prof. Sola Aderounmu reiterated the corporate responsibility of NCS by providing the wherewithal for capacity building.

He advised the participants to be serious and hardworking.

He enjoined those of them who are not members of NCS to apply for membership so as to enjoy the largesse of being a member.

Courtesy Call to the Vice Chancellor:
Prof. Aderounmu also led NCS delegate on a courtesy visit to Prof. Benjamin Ozumba, vice chancellor of the University.

The visit was to appreciate the kind gesture of the Vice Chancellor and the entire University Community for their good hospitality.

In the attendance were Prof. James Ogbonna   DVC (Admin) who was acting for the Vice Chancellor, , Prof. Fidelis Ugwuowo, Dean of faculty of Physical Sciences, Prof. Bakpo, HOD Computer Science , Dr. (Mrs) M.E. Odukwe, Deputy registrar V.C’s Office, Mr Rogba Adeoye, Chairman Education Committee, Dr Deborah L. Nkem and Mr. Iyiola Ayoola  Executive Secretary NCS.

In his speech, Prof. Aderounmu thanked the Vice Chancellor for his support for the success of the Workshop and praised him for their giant stride in IT deployment in the Institution. NCS is and will always be available for future collaboration in IT development.

Responding, the Vice Chancellor through the acting V.C, Prof. Ogbonna thanked NCS President and his Council for choosing UNN as venue for this year’s Research and Development program.

He also applauded the V. C’s IT innovative ideas and promised that the Institution will always be ready to cooperate with NCS in terms of IT Research and Development and IT deployment.

The workshop attracted participants from all sectors of the economy –  Developers, Designers, IT Managers & Senior Managers/Administrators, IT Professionals, IT Consultants/Researchers, IT Industry players, Education Faculty and Staff, Departmental & Units Heads, Government/Public and Private Sectors, Postgraduate students in Computer Science/IT and Business Development Executives/Managers.

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Added to the glamour and success of the Workshop is the presence of good facilitators from different disciplines.

They resourcefully impacted their skill and knowledge to the participants.

The state of the arts facilities at the UNN ICT/Innovation centre added a great value to the workshop.

Professor Sola Aderounmu, president of Nigeria Computer Society, according to Iyiola Ayoola, executive secretary of the Society, as the lead facilitator at the workshop contributed to the success of the program.

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