ACHIEVEMENT OF THE DEPARTMENT
The ICT Department which is the major driving tool for
the propagation of good governance and sanity in Ebonyi State Administration has through
its programmes made very unique achievements include:
Attracted partnership of national and international organizations such as Federal
Ministry of Information and Communication, Abuja, Nigeria and Rockefeller Foundation,
a United State’s based NGO to train over 2000 Ebonyi Youths in Digital Job Creation.
Helping the State Government to streamline the modalities of Internally Generated
Revenue (IGR) and also creating new sources of IGR.
Organised the 1st Ebonyi youth Development Summit on ICT in Education
which attracted the presence of ICT big wigs across the country to the state. In
that summit over 2000 youths including unemployed and Secondary School Students
were trained in areas such as Computer Assembling, Networking (wired/wireless),
Web Design, PC Repairs/Upgrade, and PC Security among others.
Created a platform to eliminate the use of black boards and chalks in our schools
to be replaced with magic boards and ink.
- Collaborating with the GSM providers to end unemployment in the state.
Set up a committee on talent hunt that will harness the talented youths who have
acquired the skill for onwards contributions to ICT Development in the state.
They will also be employed into strategic areas both within and outside the state.
All these were made possible through the endless support of the State Governor who has
also approved that the Department should Design the State Website and Training of
Teachers in the use of ICT. The Governor had also given approval for employment of the
trained youths into necessary areas of importance.
The interest of the State government in Information and Communication Technology is no
doubt reshaping the Socio Economic and Political Environment in the State. Thanks to the
amiable Governor, Engr. (Chief) David Nweze Umahi FNSE, FNATE