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UNN explains targets of ‘Roar Nigeria’, first Varsity tech hub in West Africa
Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), Prof. Chukwuma Ozumba has revealed that the plan of the management to make UNN a Smart University via the adoption of the ‘Roar Nigeria’ has been bought by everybody and major stakeholders.
He disclosed that UNN is already leading the course with the establishment of Roar Nigeria, the first full-fledged university embedded technology hub in West Africa.
Speaking as a panellist at the Nigeria International Technology Exhibition and Conference (NITEC) 2017, held in Lagos recently, he averred that the University community remains the best ecosystem for generating intelligent data needed by the society to create a conducive ground for productive cross-fertilization of ideas, innovations and partnerships
With about 50 kilometers of fibre optic cable connecting the university, we also intend to solve the challenges faced by businesses available data on the campuses.
Prof Ozumba noted that with about 50 kilometers of fibre optic cable connecting the university, we also intend to solve the challenges faced by businesses available data on the campuses.
Business Hilights recalls that Roar Nigeria hub at UNN was recently opened to the public with a mission to produce the next generation of entrepreneurs by creating an enabling environment, support systems and relevant skills to succeed with technology entrepreneurship.
He added that “University is where you are taught and explore. There is no infinity to acquiring knowledge. It’s where you get education before exploration to getting problems solved. Exploration requires a lot of components or tools; but in Nigeria where the laboratories are not functional how do you want it done. This motivated us to pursue the meeting the town and gown- a meeting point of the universities and the industry.
The Vice Chancellor noted that “With the new trends of creating innovation/incubation hubs, such as Roar Nigeria, we will move Nigeria from commodity to a country creating items based on knowledge economy in the near future”.