In its effort at building much needed IT research competencies for growing and sustaining Nigeria’s digital economy, Nigeria Computer Society NCS in its e-Update disclosed plans to hold a three-day national information technology research and development (R&D) workshop.
NCS said the workshop in collaboration with the University of Ilorin, Kwara State is part of the programmes in facilitating the development of a globally competitive, prosperous and inclusive Nigeria that is significantly technology driven.
According to NCS, “IT Research and Development is about creating a better Future and building capacities for individuals and organizations to thrive.
“it will once more focus on building much needed IT research competencies for growing and sustaining Nigeria’s digital economy.”
NCS, the nation’s foremost network of Information Technology (IT) practitioners and stakeholders will hold the highly acknowledged and focused IT research capacity building program in the sector, at the University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State from May 6 to 8, 2015.
The IT professional body said they are committed to the learning, developing, applying and thriving of Information Technology research in Nigeria.
Objective of the workshop is to build collaborative, purposeful and rigorous research efforts towards nation building and it will highlight an exposure to modern Computer Science/Information Technology research methodologies and tools; research and development in Academia, Government and Industry and information security management.
Other areas are dissemination and quality assurance in research and development; grant seeking proposal writing techniques; information about grants, fellowships and scholarships; mentorship; formation of research groups; research collaboration; interactions among IT professionals; interactions between the industry and academia; interaction between it professionals and government and exhibition of research outputs with mode of registration is strictly online.

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