The School of Media and Communication Alumni Association (SMCAA) recently played host to the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Prof. Cleopas Angaye, at the association’s quarterly forum, Breakfast. The event took place at the Victoria Island campus of the Pan-African University.

Prof. Angaye spoke on the Role of ICT in the Transformation Agenda and Job Creation. Beginning with an overview of science and information technology, he affirmed that although ICT offers huge potentials in education, health and agriculture, Nigeria is yet to tap into the numerous available opportunities

According to Prof. Angaye, “digital literacy is a new order that threatens the relevance of the present day school curriculum system and the employability of the Nigerian graduate.” He however threw some rays of hope to the young people present as he reeled out a number of empowerment programmes of NITDA all geared at placing the Nigerian youth at par with their counterparts in the developed nations.