The Nigeria Computer Society (NCS) Special Recognition Awards recognize and honour several individuals and organizations in the academic, private or public sectors that have consistently and uniquely contributed and made major and distinguished positive, long-lasting impact over a significant period of time, in Nigeria through Information Technology and Information Technology enabled activities. This award is given to several individuals and organizations for entirely different activities, and they are selected based on the considered impact of their IT and IT enabled activities on the nation in relation to meeting any of the stated criteria.
- Service and leadership in advancing the discipline and practice of Information Technology in Nigeria through exceptional and long term support of the NCS and the IT community
- Demonstration of continuing excellence in leadership, innovation and practice in the use and impact of Information Technology to achieve significant efficiency and effectiveness in critical sectors of the Nigerian economy and society
- Major, important and long standing contributions to local content development and the growth of information technology Industry and Profession in Nigeria
- Sustained and extensive deployment of IT and related tools to achieve notable national and/or international significance that have contributed to the development of Nigeria
- Long term, Inclusive and Innovative development in Nigeria – extending the benefits of IT to all Nigerians through the use of IT to considerably increase access to quality social, educational and/or economic opportunities with a clearly national reach and an inclusive vision
- Consistent Demonstration of uncommon dedication and enduring commitment to enhanced IT development for large-scale, substantial and sustainable transformation of the nation
- Continued Demonstration of excellent and bold leadership in facilitating an enabling environment for enhanced leverage on IT for social and economic development in society and accelerated IT sector development
National Information Technology Merit Award (NITMA)
In facilitating the transformation of Nigeria into a knowledge economy, the intention of the Nigeria Computer Society is to recognize and honour some outstanding entities whose impact and activities fall within the vision and values of NCS. Their activities are regarded of immense benefit to the NCS, the IT community, accelerated IT development in the country, and the nation in general.