The authorities of the Nigerian Communications Satellite, NIGCOMSAT have announced that they have commenced the deployment of satellite-enabled connectivity solutions into schools across the country, for e-Learning facilities.
Speaking on the development, the Executive Director, Marketing and Business Development, Nigerian Communications Satellite Ltd., NIGCOMSAT, Hon. Sampson Osagie said the agency is seeking partnership with state governments to deploy internet connectivity facilities because the agency has proven that it has the capacity to cover not only Nigeria but the whole of the African continent.
He added that NIGCOMSAT is aiming at providing the e-learning services in schools not only in urban areas but in the remote areas of the country.
To realise this goal, Osagie said the organisation had already deployed its agents and engineers to sell the idea to various states of the federation.
“NIGCOMSAT is determined to ensure a seamless deployment of e-Learning facilities in schools across Nigeria. NIGCOMSAT had sent out its team to the states to take the proposal for this initiative to states so that they can key into the e-learning project.
“It will also give the organisation the opportunity to provide e-learning solutions and broadband connectivity to both secondary and primary schools. We are talking to many state governments like Edo, Delta, Kano, Jigawa and many others in the country…”
Similarly, the Federal Government of Nigeria has challenged local industrialists to learn to take business risks in the ICT savvy Nigerian youths.
Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, Dr. Adebayo Shittu gave the charge during the visit of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) Committee on Specialized Exhibition led by its Chairman Engr. Leye Kupoloye on forthcoming ICT Expo in Lagos at the Ministry’s Headquarters, Abuja.
He said, ”the private sector has a lot of money wasting away in the banks and to bring them out and take business risks is what our people would not do. This is one area I believe we have to do a rethink,” and urged them, local industrialists, to invest in young ICT savvy Nigerians for the development of their innovative ideas in the country.
The Minister pointed out that it is necessary for LCCI to encourage local industrialists and entrepreneurs to support the youths that possess innovative ideas on ICT for them to grow and develop the country.