e-Business Life Communication Limited Hosts 13the Edition of Int’l Girls In ICT Day Celebration in Lagos Nigeria on May 9, 2024

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e-Business Life Communication Limited Hosts 13the Edition of Int’l Girls In ICT Day Celebration in Lagos Nigeria on May 9, 2024

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The 2024 edition of the Girls in ICT Day event was celebrated at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, on May 9, 2024 marking the 13th edition by eBusiness Life Communication Limited, Nigeria.

As part of the celebration, 17 schools were invited with 170 female students and 18 teachers in attendance. This number excludes over 50 corporate guests at the event.

Speakers at the event highlighted on this year’s theme, “Leadership” as they encouraged the girls to toe the path of excellence and hardwork, with keen interest in global trends in technology as they aspire to be leaders in any field they intend to pursue.

They were also reminded that in the future ICT will play a lead role in every career and job, reflecting on AI, machine learning, cybersecurity, digital marketing, among others.

The key speech at the event came from the executive vice chairman of the country’s regulatory body, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr. Aminu Maida, who was represented by a Deputy Director and Head of Corporate Communication, NCC, Mrs. Nnenna Ukoha.

The young girls listened to messages from ITU Secretary General, Doreen Bogdan-Martin; and the Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau (BDT) ITU, Dr. Cosmas Luckyson Zavazava among other corporate speakers that included Head of Contact Center, Globacom Limited, Kemi Fadipe; Deputy Managing Director/COO, VDT Communications, Bimbo Ikumariegbe; Business Development Manager at inq Digital, Sandra Nwaigwe; and the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Inuwa Kashifu, represented by Manager, South-West Zonal office, Mrs. Jumoke Alaka.

The highlight of the day was the double competitions engaged by the students. These were the STEM Quiz and a practical Vlogging competitions. There was also random quiz and entertainments.

Also a Students roundtable, which was anchored by foremost journalist, Louisa Olaniyi, with topic as “Has Social Media been a positive or negative tech influence on Nigerian youths?” tested the students’ knowledge of ICT related topics and public speaking abilities.

In the Vlogging competition, moderated by tech enthusiast, Digital Strategist and Founder, ‘MissTechy’ - Nigeria's top Female Tech Blog, Oluwatobi Ayeni, Reagan Memorial Baptist Girls Secondary School, Yaba took the First Prize, while the Second and Third Prizes went to Chrisland College, Ikeja and The Lagoon School, Lekki.

In the STEM Quiz Competition, the top prize went to The Lagoon School, Lekki, while Baptist Girls Academy, Obanikoro and Government Senior College, Agege settled for the 2nd and 3rd positions.

The Event got partnership and support from the NCC, NITDA, Globacom, Digital Encode, VDT Communications, Digital Realty, Huawei Technologies, Inq Digital, MTN Nigeria and CocaCola.

The Day was capped with induction of deserving women ICT professionals into the Tech Women Hall of Fame (Award Ceremony); this year two women and one institution were honoured with Awards.

The recipients were the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA); Digital Strategist & Founder, ‘MissTechy’ - Nigeria's Female Tech Blog, Ayeni Oluwatobi Dorcas, also known professionally as Miss Techy; and  Head of Network and Solutions at Information Connectivity Solutions Limited (ICSL), Tinuade Oguntuyi.

At the end of the event, the participating students and their teachers expressed delight and satisfaction in the quality of education, information and knowledge the students received.

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