Igbinedion University, Okada has established an IUO hub to close digital divide by signing a memorandum of understanding to promote digital Innovation and technopreneurship with Ehiza hub. The hub would foster technological innovations and Entrepreneurship while bridging the financial and digital divides.
The Vice Chancellor of IUO, Prof. Lawrence Ezemonye, describes the innovative hub as a platform for students to develop their innovative skills and grow into innovators where their ideas will become patented products.
The Managing Director/Founder of Ehizua Hub, Ehizua Matthias explains that students can come and do two months short courses in software development, cybersecurity, data analytics, cinematography, photography and video editing as they have several offers, and, in addition are providing co-working space for students.
With the new development, Igbinedion University, Okada, becomes the first private university in Sub-Saharan Africa to drive digital innovation and digital technopreneurship to meet the increasing demand for ingenious tech talent in the scope of technology and the future of work.