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May 30, 2024

CITAD renews commitment to bridging ICT gap, matriculates 21 students into academy

The Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD), has renewed it’s commitment in her bid to bridge the gap in Information and Communication Technology, particularly in northern Nigeria.

Haruna Adamu Hadeija, the Rector of CITAD Academy, revealed this during the matriculation ceremony of the pioneer students on Friday.

While welcoming the students into the academy, the Rector emphasized the significance of the initiative and acknowledged the challenges it entailed.

“The primary purpose of establishing this academy is to foster ICT development in our country.

“We have observed a gap in ICT, particularly in the Northern part of the country, Our aim is to bridge this gap, empowering our students to become job creators rather than job seekers, and focusing on skills rather than mere certificates,” he said.

Hadeija also added that out of the 41 applications received for the academy, 21 students were successfully admitted after meeting all the necessary requirements.

Additionally, four students were placed on a supplementary list, while 16 others, could not secure the admission.

Sani Ahmad Muhammad, the Head of the Software Engineering Department, CITAD Academy, addressed the rising importance of information technology in the world today.

While speaking on the emergence of artificial intelligence and the increasing role of technology, he urged the youth to reflect on their future prospects and the potential consequences of these advancements.

“We envision a generation of youths who can rely on their own skills and abilities, independent of government support.

“Our emphasis is on practical skills rather than qualifications. We believe that artificial intelligence offers lucrative opportunities for our students to explore and become self-sufficient,” he added.

He advised the students to dedicate themselves to continuous practice, recognizing that practice makes perfect.

At the end of the event, the students were administered an oath by Barrister Nura Muhammad to pledge their commitment to uphold the values, rules, and principles of the institution.

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