The Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), Kano will now operate as an Innovation Enterprise Institution following a government approval for the conversion, Nigerian Communication Commission has said.
Tony Ojobo, Director, Public Affairs at NCC said the review came following the approval of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) for DBI to now operate as Innovative Enterprise.
The NCC image maker, who confirmed this in a statement obtained by Technology Times said that the Enterprise Institution will run the following programmes: National Innovation Diploma (NID) for Telecommunication Technology; Multimedia Technology, Networking and System Security; Computer Software Engineering and Computer Hardware Engineering, among others.
“The approval, according to NBTE, is subject to the institutions strict compliance with the Federal Government’s terms and conditions governing the operations of Innovation Enterprise Institutions”, NCC said.
Part of the terms contained in the letter is that “the approval is subject to DBI admitting not more than one stream of 30 students for each of the programs”. Admission of the students into the approved programs should commence from 2016/2017 session, it adds.
Responding to the announcement, Dr Ike Adinde Director of DBI, said that ”this approval is in the right direction.”
DBI is a specialized institution committed to the creation of a knowledge-based information society in Nigeria through human capacity building in Telecommunication and Information & Communication Technology established by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in 2004 with its main campus/learning centre in Abuja.
DBI now has regional centres in Lagos, Kano, Enugu, (Enugu State), Yola (Adamawa State), Asaba, (Delta State). The institution’s facilities include fully-equipped training rooms, multimedia teaching aids, video conference facilities among others, according to NCC.