The Lagos State Government has said it will continue to support the University of Lagos’ digital humanities school in the areas of research and scholarships.
This was disclosed at the third Lagos Summer School in Digital Humanities.
The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, said, “The Lagos Summer School in Digital Humanities has no doubt in the past three years of its existence shared our vision and passion to use technology as the force to promote a knowledge-based society, digital economy and to transform Lagos into a 21-st century smart city by providing a platform that is raising, training and equipping the new generation of scholars and researchers in the human sciences.”
Sanwo-Olu was represented at the event by his Special Adviser on Innovation and Technology, Olatubosun Alake.
The event lasted for one week, and about 80 participants from six African countries attended.
The governor said there was a need to invest in building capacity in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in Sub-Saharan Africa.
He said there was a need to invest in scholars and researchers in the field, especially through computational engaged research, teaching and publishing.
Also speaking at the event, the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, said, “As a university, in line with our mission and core values, we are focused on promoting and pursuing excellence in research and learning, making us the university of first choice and the nation’s pride.”