Priceless Moment: Happy girls at Okitipupa Secondary School — in a small town/village in Nigeria. Look at these young happy girls during the commissioning of a digital library at the this Okitipupa Secondary School. In honor of my good friend, Prof. Olukoya Ofen, who graduated from this school, I cane to provide my full support, donating the computers for the library for this great project he initiated. Congratulations Prof. Ogen. That Secondary school has produced a great professor in you. God bless Okitipupa.
The smiles from these little girls make me find reason for what we do in our beloved Africa. Goodness, our continent needs help and support for primary and secondary education. Those of us engulfed in university education may easily be missing something here. I call on my friends to support this Secondary school is with books, laboratory equipment, computers etc.
God bless — Prof. Victor Mbarika
PROF. VICTOR MBARIKA
Africa’s Cameroonian-born Prophet of Digital Economy Hailed in Nigeria & Uganda
On May 31, 2019, Ugandans celebrated the graduation of the 2019 Batch of ICT-University in Uganda. The Ugandan Campus Ceremony was also a joint graduation ceremony with Makerere University Business School. Hundreds of ICT Graduates, with Certificates, Diplomas, Bachelors, Masters and even PhDs, were poured into Africa’s fast growing economy to bridge the digital gap and enable Africa’s economy overtake the US, Chinese and Indian economies within the next 20 years, especially with the timely kick-off of the African Common Market last week.
Yes, Africa Can! Such is the vision of this 47-year old trailblazing Endowed Professor at the Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (USA) who is also the President Board of Trustees of the ICT University based in Baton Rouge but with campuses opened in over 10 countries in Africa, including Cameroon and Nigeria.
In fact, before Prof. Mbarika left for Uganda, the Ancient Kingdom of Eziama/Mgbaja Ossah Ibeku in the Umuhaia Region of Abia State in Nigeria on May 19, 2019 conferred him with a Third Chieftaincy title of “OMEZIRI MBA the 1st” in recognition of his immense and relentless contributions to community development most especially in the area of ICT. The new “Igwe” is expected in several other African ICT-University campuses in the days ahead.
by George MBELLA for Success Story Magazine
In recognition of his immense and relentless contributions to community development most especially in the area of ICT, The President Board of Trustees, Prof. Victor Mbarika was today conferred with the title of “OMEZIRI MBA” in the Umuhaia region of Abia State Nigeria.
Great meeting today with veteran politician and Prime Minister of Guinea Bissau, His Excellency Aristides Gomes, and members of his government. I am excited about the collaboration The ICT University and our partners in the US, is establishing in this great country. Looking forward to launching a campus of ICT-U here, as well as student exchange programs between US based institutions and Guinea Bissau. Official signing of MOU tomorrow. God Bless Guinea Bissau— the country with the biggest shrimps I have ever seen
President, Board of Trustees, Professor Victor Mbarika Commissioning the Recently Constructed Primary Education Building at Federal College of Education Eha-Amufu, Enugu State Nigeria.
It was such a great honor given to the President, Board of Trustees, Prof. Victor Mbarika for the ribbon cutting to commission a new building at Enugu Institution of Higher Learning, Enugu State – Nigeria in which the President expressed his heartfelt gratitude; “Considered as one of the greatest honors any institution has given me in my career— Seeing my name engraved on a building of this great institution of higher learning” – Prof. Victor Mbarika
This is a report by Success Story Magazine which focuses on talented Cameroonians at home and abroad featuring people with great achievements and success stories which Prof. Mbarika was featured in the report as well.
The full report can be read on the Success Story Magazine here
Professor Victor Mbarika has been recognized with yet another lifetime achievement award for his continuous efforts in advancing and promoting Information Technologies in developing nations.
The professor and Director of the International Centre for IT Research and Development at Southern University, Louisiana-USA earned his third-lifetime achievement award for his IT works in developing nations from the Anglican Communion, Church of Nigeria.
The recognition for his contributions in the IT sector and for supporting the growth of education in Nigeria and other African countries was handed him by the Nsukka Diocese, in Enugu State during the 25th anniversary of the church.
He was awarded alongside Prof. Mrs. Nnamdi Azikiwe, wife of late Nigerian political legend, and first President of Nigeria, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe.
Officially handing over the recognition, the Anglican Bishop of Nsukka Rt. Revered Aloysius Eze Agbo, thanked the laureate for distinguished himself in the promotion of education in the country, through empowering the youth in the area of ICT. Adding that such services to the country deserve “commendation and reward.” Read more as reported on the Pan African Vision website
As reported by The Drum newspaper, “In recognition of his contributions to the growth of education in Nigeria and other African countries, Southern University professor Victor Marika was recently honored by the Anglican Communion, Church of Nigeria, Nsukka Diocese, in Enugu State, for his work in information and communication technology.
Mbarika is an endowed professor of information and communication technology at Southern University and A&M College. He also directs the International Centre for IT Research and Development at Southern which focuses on advancing IT research and training worldwide with emphasis on developing nations
During the 25th anniversary of the church, the Anglican Bishop of Nsukka Rt. Revd. Aloysius Eze Agbo said Mbarika–who is Cameroonian–has “distinguished himself in the promotion of education system in the country, through empowering the youth in the area of ICT. He said such services to the country deserve commendation and reward.”…Read more on The Drum newspaper website
The ICT University has donated an E-Library(Digital Library) to The Federal College of Education, Eha Amufu, Enugu, Nigeria.
Speaking during its inauguration, the University Board of Trustees President, Prof W. A. Mbarika, said the donation came through a partnership with the ICT University. He noted that there was an interaction between the college’s Provost, Prof Benjamin Mbah, who sought the varsity’s assistance for the college’s staff and students to boost their research and learning.
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) represents the best hope for Africa to bridge the development gap with the rest of the world, says Prof Victor Mbarika, Founder and Board Chair of the ICT University. With campuses in Cameroon and Uganda, under the leadership of Prof Mbarika, Nigeria is on course as the third African country to host the University.
Based in the USA, the ICT University Foundation funds and designs quality education to people who do not have to leave Africa. The Foundation establishes campuses across the world that have similar standards and curricula like those in the USA. With over 20,000 students served annually, from basic certificate programs to Ph.D. programs, offered onsite and online, the ICT -U has emerged as a formidable hub for education that meets 21st century development challenges…Read full report here by Pan African Vision