The Chairman of Zenith Bank Plc, Mr Jim Ovia has again funded the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) scholarship awards this year, just like he did last year, to 35 students studying Computer and IT related courses in Nigeria Universities.
In line with his commitment at the 2015 NITMA event, he committed N15.75million to the scheme in 2016 and now again in 2017.
Speaking at the recent award night, President of NCS, Professor Sola Aderounmu, said the entire NCS membership is grateful for his kind, noble and generous heart.
“His dedication to IT education and human capital is undeniable and worthy of emulation. May God continue to keep and bless him”, he said.
Explaining on the NITMA, 2017 National Information Technology Merit Awards (NITMA), Prof. Aderounmu said in line with the advocacy efforts of NCS to achieve sustainable development in Nigeria through Information Technology, NCS deploys the award to promote excellence and significant impact.
“IT is critical to enabling economic recovery and growth as well as achieving sustainable development.
“All who desire progress should work with NCS to recognize, honour and reward those that are doing great work. The society not just NCS should reward them for their impact, service and untiring efforts.
“We must encourage those in our environment who are using their knowledge, creativity and resourcefulness to develop local tech solutions that are so essential to the drive for socio economic, growth, recovery and development.
“NCS calls on you to celebrate them because this is about progress and the future of our nation.
“The NITMA event is a strong and purposeful indication of our commitment to celebrating talent and highlighting the innovation, excellence, vision, and dedication of individuals and organizations within the IT industry and community.
He said that NCS appreciates all its members and strategic partners who have been supporting the realization of the NCS mission and vision.