The Lagos State Government has said it will continue to support the University of Lagos School of Digital Humanities in the areas of research and scholarship.
This was revealed during the third Lagos Summer School in Digital Humanities.
Lagos State Governor Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu said: “Lagos Summer School in Digital Humanities has undoubtedly shared over the last three years of its existence our vision and our passion. to use technology as a force to promote a society, the digital economy and transform Lagos into a 21st century smart city by providing a platform that uplifts, trains and equips the new generation of academics and researchers in science human.
Sanwo-Olu was represented at the event by his Special Advisor for Innovation and Technology, Olatubosun Alake.
The event lasted for a week and around 80 participants from six African countries attended.
The governor said there was a need to invest in capacity building in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in sub-Saharan Africa.
He said there was a need to invest in academics and researchers in the field, especially through computer research, teaching and publishing.
Also speaking at the event, University of Lagos Vice-Chancellor Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe said: “As a university, in accordance with our mission and core values, we focus on the promotion and pursuit of excellence in research and learning, which makes us the premier university and the pride of the nation.
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