ICT: NITDA commences installation of digital Economy centre in Kafanchan
By: Femi Mustapha
Barely one month after the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, approved the deployment of a Digital Economy Centre, DEC, in Kafanchan, headquarters of Kaduna South Senatorial District, the Principal Government Secondary School Kafanchan Senior, Mr. Simon Yusuf has taken delivery of the materials meant for installation to facilitate digital services.
It would be recalled that the Senator representing the Zone in the 10th Senate, Barr. Sunday Marshall Katung, secured the approval of the Agency to install a 300 capacity women and youth training centre within his constituency for which the school was selected amongst the five project sites earlier suggested.
Receiving the equipments at the school premises on Saturday in Kafanchan, the Principal of the school, thanked the Senator for nominating the school for the project.
He pledged to champion the safeguarding of the equipments for the benefit of all, especially students, to enable them to have access to digital resources and improve their learning experience.
He said of all the expected materials needed for the smooth take off of the centre, the principal said he has taken delivery of over 80 percent of the materials.
Reacting to the development, Senator Katung commended NITDA for the rapid deployment of the ICT equipments, which he noted will translate to a more digital savvy community.
The Digital Economy Centre will comprise of computers, internet connectivity, Local Area Network, e-learning solution, solar-powered inverter, generator, among others and is expected to be completed soon.