NCS elects Aderounmu as new president

Professor Sola Aderounmu

Professor Sola Aderounmu

THE Nigeria Computer Society ‎(NCS), at the just concluded 12th edition of the International conference held in Akure, Ondo State, elected Professor Sola Aderounmu as its new president for the next two years (2015-2017).

Though there were protests initially over some provisions of the new electoral guidelines released barely three days‎ to the elections, the NEC and members however reached an agreement before proceeding with the elections.

Aderounmu, polled total votes of 88 to defeat Chris Uwaje who gave good account of himself, by rallying 62 votes. The new president takes over from Professor David Adewumi, whose tenure in office expires this year.

Aderounmu,‎ a fellow of the NCS, is also the Director, Information Technology and Communications Unit of the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, Osun State.

The astute computer scientist with professional accomplishments has promised to pursue various agenda to reposition NCS for the benefits of IT practitioners, the academia and the nation at large‎.

He is to be deputised by Mrs. Veronica Owolabi who garnered 105 votes to defeat Emmanuel Emecheta who got 44‎ votes. Top on Aderounmu’s agenda is to lead NCS to the path of more advocacy; research and development in IT and establishing physical presence for the Society.

According to him, NCS under his leadership will pursue various programmes to engender IT penetration in rural areas and the use of indigenous software.

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