It was a general consensus that the historical maiden edition of the South East TechDev Summit held on the 6th December, 2016 at the Dome Event Centre, New Haven, Enugu recorded a tremendous success.
Tagged “Innovate, Transform, Connect”, the summit was convened to create awareness, a platform to accelerate technology development and to cause disruption in the South East and change Ndigbo perception on ICT starting from Enugu that has a rich academia base.
Chaired by Ernest Ndukwe, former executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the Summit had delegates from various stakeholder groups: academia, students, private sector and public sector.
The Summit featured Three (3) Panel Discussions, technological exhibitions, as well as Question and Answer sessions.
The highlight of the discussions were the call made by panelists for radical reforms in the education sector which can deliver great benefits and contribute to the growth of the economy. Such reforms should incorporate the use of ICT in order to be globally competitive. With over 13 institutions of higher education, Enugu State can invest in its education sector such that it attracts students from other states of the Federation as well as international students.
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Bringing the Summit to a close, the Executive Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, ably represented by the state Commissioner for Science and Technology, Engr Greg Nnaji highlighted that the event is a testament to the government’s efforts in using technology to drive giant development strides in the State.