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ICT NigeriaVice Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Yola, Professor Bashir  Usman,  has charged Nigerian professionals to keep themselves  abreast of  current global trends  to remain relevant  in the country's developmental efforts.
Speaking  yesterday, while opening a two weeks special computer training  for 20 members of  Adamawa State  Correspondents Chapel, organised by the university. Usman said the media industry,  like most knowledge-based industries,  needed constant training and retraining to enable them perform their duties  effectively. Read More
He said with the current globalisation drive, there is an urgent need to train Nigerian professionals in the emergent field of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), so that they can be competitive internationally.I CT,  he said, is at the core of the duties of a modern journalist,  with the conversion of both printing and broadcast equipment from the analoque to digital technology, adding that  any journalist who refuses to acquire  competence in  ICT skills  has no business being in the profession.

Usman said the university is equipped with modern state of the art computing and other  ICT  equipment, and is ready to provide any  kind of training required to media practitioners within two weeks,The 100 capacity computer laboratory facility was equipped for the university by the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF).