Peter Ikenna Oluka, (@peterolukai), a prolific Media Practitioner with bias for IT and Telecoms reporting, has been appointed as the Executive Director, Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) by the African ICT Foundation (AfictF) in Nigeria.
Peter Oluka is a Technopreneur, Public Speaker, Speech Writer, amongst other Public Relations interests. He is the Editor, TechEconomy.ng; Co-founder of Njalo.ng and GrassRoots.ng, online marketplace and news platform, respectively.
He worked as Senior Correspondent, Nigeria Communicationsweek. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Information Management (IIM-Africa) and was awarded the Records and Information Management Best ICT Reporter of the Year by the Institute in year 2014.
.NG Domain Name Brand Ambassador, Peter is a certified Customer Relations Management Personnel by the Nesburg School of Business and Management (NESBG-Nigeria), Africa's foremost Persuasion School of Business based in South Africa.
He holds PGD (Mass Communications) from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN); HND (Mass Communication) from the Institute of Management and Technology, IMT, Enugu and currently a Master’s Degree (Journalism) candidate at the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
He is an alumnus of the School of Media and Communications (SMC) Pan Atlantic University (PAU), and his quest for journalism is exceptional as he remains committed to championing the development of ICT in Nigeria through news reportage and analyses, especially in promoting Women and Girls’ interests in the STEM.
Peter Oluka is the African ICT Foundation’s Executive Director for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), Nigeria.
Speaking on Peter Oluka’s appointment, the Executive Secretary, AFictF, Mr. Emmanuel Bassey said that the Continent has the potential to benefit from digitalization in various development domains.
“For such development”, he said, “it is required for the African states and actors to take measures for a digital future, to facilitate a digital enabling environment, and to enhance learning, discussion, and exchange platforms about the opportunities, engagement, and challenges of digitalization in Africa and the African ICT Foundation playing the leading role in Africa needed a young, passionate and intelligent professional which was found in Peter Oluka.
“It is our belief that Peter with his bias for IT and Telecom reporting and accumulated wealth of experience over the years in Nigeria’s ecosystem will serve as rendezvous for rapid and deepening STEM among our youths and women in rural communities and underserved urban neighborhood in Nigeria and the actualization of the Foundations foremost goal of accelerating ICT penetration in Africa will be archive with ease.
“Peter’s nomination was decided by Nigeria’s IT and Telecom watchers and it is in line with the method of appointment used by the founding fathers of the African ICT Foundation”, he said.