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Nigerian polytechnic hosts UNESCO ICT center

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Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana-Afikpo, Ebonyi State, has been selected for the establishment of a world class Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for the South East regional center by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Rector of the Polytechnic, Professor Francis Otunta told that when a team from Champion newspapers paid him a courtesy visit at his office, said the polytechnic had completed a new building to house the center. Prof. Otunta noted that the polytechnic is expecting the arrival of a team of UNESCO officials for the installation of the ICT equipment including 20 work stations by next month.

He told that when operational, the center would train personnel from around the zone on ICT programmes, technical vocational education and technology, (TVET), curriculum development as well as serve as venue for lectures, workshops and conferences. He told that on assumption of office two years ago, he had ensured that three more courses were accredited in the polytechnic, thereby pushing the number from 20 to 23 in addition to the construction of five new blocks and regular payment of staff salaries.

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