The Federal Government of Nigeria has said that the Proposed Information Communication Technology (ICT) University of Nigeria will kick-start operation by September 2017.
The Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, made this disclosure while receiving the report of the implementation committee on the establishment of the proposed ICT University of Nigeria.
He pointed out that the ICT University of Nigeria will be established under a Public Private Partnership, PPP, stressing that Government will only focus on providing the requisites infrastructure but will rely on the private sector for management and funding of the Institution.
Earlier, Professor Okojie, while handing over the documents, assured the minister that a thorough job has been done and the institution can take off on the work done, the report being submitted were in three parts, the draft laws, the academic brief; parts one and two, and the fiscal master plan.
Recall that the Federal Government on June 1 inaugurated an implementation committee to facilitate the establishment of the proposed ICT University of Nigeria, the Committee, headed by the former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, Julius Okojie, had six weeks to perform its task.