PIN hosted 507 students from 22 tertiary institutions at the 4th edition of TENT Gathering which held at Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka from Tuesday 24 – Thursday 26th November 2015. Institutions represented cut across South-South, South-East, South-West and North-West regions of Nigeria.
Of the 22 institutions present, 16 participated in the Clash of the Campuses on the final day of the 3-day event. The host institution, Nnamdi Azikwe University emerged the winner and was presented the 2015 Taiwo Bankole Ogunyemi 1 Million naira prize. Anambra State University emerged as the 1st runner up and University of Benin as the 2nd runner up.
Following the event, 8 institutions indicated interest in the establishment of TENT@School clubs in their schools beginning from 2016.
Digital Jobs training 2015 ended with IT and Web training from 3rd to 5th November, 2015, and Social Media specialised training from 10th to 11th November 2015.
The IT and Web training was attended by 40 people and was facilitated by Adebola Oni. The participants learnt how to create and manage a website using WordPress. The Social Media Class was facilitated by PIN’s Digital Media Manager, Olamide Egbayelo. 14 participants attended the 2-day training and learnt how to manage and create strategies on various social media platforms.
PIN uses this medium to thank all stakeholders (knowledge and resource partners) who contributed to the success of this project in the year 2015; as we look forward to another impactful year from January 2016.
The second edition of the annual AbaLIFE annual town hall meeting held on the 20th of November 2015. Students of the 2015D session as part of their training carried out community service project of visiting some secondary schools in Aba, enlightening them on the importance of computer literacy and life skills for youth.
The Ajegunle L.I.F.E Quarterly workshop took place on the 7th November as part of the effort to further develop the students and the alumni. The workshop was facilitated by Mrs. Iruka Ndubuizu, Executive Director of Euraka Consulting; who talked about “overcoming challenges”. Ajegunle L.I.F.E concluded the 2015D training session on Friday 27th November 2015. 39 of the 40 selected students successfully completed the training.
Two AjegunleLIFE alumni started interning with GINA Consulting (a management consultancy firm in Victoria Island Lagos).
The ICT Policy Office paid an advocacy visit to the vice-chairman of the communications committee of the House of Representative, Hon. Chukwuemeka Ujam to discuss the sponsorship of the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill. Honorable Ujam has agreed to lead other Honorable members of the House of Representatives in sponsoring the bill.
PIN Executive Director, ‘Gbenga Sesan also attended the 2015 edition of Internet Governance Forum (#IGF2015) which held in Brazil. PIN in partnership with Facebook, CIPESA and APC hosted a side-event themed ‘State of the Internet in Africa’ at the forum.
The Federal High court heard the data privacy case that Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN) and Public Private Development Center instituted against the National Identity Management Commission on Wednesday 18th November 2015. The case has been adjourned to February 2016 for final determination.