Don restates importance of technology


From Arinze Gideon, Enugu

A Lecturer at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Prof Charles Omekwu has stressed the need to embrace technological advancement in order to meet contemporary challenges

He made the call during the 113th inaugural lecture of the University which held at the Princess Alexandra Auditorium recently.

While presenting a keynote address entitled: "Cyberspace Revolution: Issues, implications and imperatives, prof. Omekwu said that Cyberspace has made everything easy as its impact is felt in all aspects of human life, irrespective of ones' location.

"Cyberspace(computer) has created revolution in the world not only by itself as a stand alone unit but also because of the penetration of the internet" he said, adding that it has thus become one of the necessities of every home.

According to the don, the world has gradually turned away from old- fashioned methods and has embraced technology because of its influence in video conferencing, e- learning, e- banking, e- marketing, e- medicine and the like.

He also noted that cyberspace provides a veritable basis for academic excellence.

"Cyberspace environment provides the enabling platform for individual and institutional visibility on the global scale". "Those who fail to embrace the technological revolution will be relegated to the background of global insignificance" he stated.

Earlier in his welcome address, the VC of the University who was represented by the DVC Academics, Prof. James Chukwuemeka Ogbonna, said that the topic was timely giving that the world has become a global village where virtually every endeavour is ICT driven.

"There is no better time to have this scholarly lecture than now that the world  is ICT - dominated and compliant". "Everything we do is basically centered on the use of ICT for efficient service delivery" he said.

He thanked everyone who made out time to be part of the inaugural lecture.
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