The Director General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami) disclosed that the Agency will expand the scope of its scholarship scheme to include lecturers of Computer related courses from polytechnics across the country.
Dr. Pantami stated this when he played host to the Rector of Federal Polytechnic Offa, Dr Abdullateef Olatunji at NITDA Corporate Headquarters, Abuja.
“In the past, the NITDA, NITDEF scholarship scheme did not cater for lecturers in the Polytechnics, the management has resolved to expand the scope so polytechnic tutors can also benefit, because it is our duty to develop the capacity of every Nigerian,” he said.
Earlier in his presentation on behalf of the Rector, the Head of Computer Engineering Department, Mr Hassan Jimoh Onawola, said the institution was the first to have a department for Computer Engineering but decried the fact that inadequate funds have hindered the development of the Department.
The Rector said their coming to NITDA to solicit for assistance is borne out of the school’s resolved to seek re-accreditations for the computer Engineering program.