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NCS calls for local application of IT research

The Nigeria Computer Society has stressed the need for Information Technology practitioners in the country to ensure that researches executed are applied to cases in Nigeria.

This, it said, would help the country to test its solutions, review them (if need be), and commercialise them thereafter.

The NCS said this at the 2014 Research and Development Workshop, which is targeted at bridging the IT research gap. The Computer Science/Information Technology Research workshop is organised annually by the NCS.

The body canvassed the need for hands-on expertise development and practical measures for bridging the IT research gap in Nigeria.

The capacity building forum recently took place at the Information Technology and Communication Unit of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.

The workshop had in attendance the Vice-Chancellor of Obafemi Awolowo University, Prof. Bamitale Omole, who was represented by the Dean, Faculty of Technology, Prof. F. A. Akeredolu; the President, NCS, Prof. David Adewumi; former Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Oyewusi Ibidapo Obe, who presented a keynote titled, “Enhancing Research Collaboration Between Academia, Government and Industry.”

The acting Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency, Dr. A.S. Daura, also presented a keynote titled, “IT/Computer Science Research and Development: An Inevitable Requirement for National Development.”

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