A delegation from the Academics for Higher Education and Development (AHED), a Canadian Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) has paid courtesy on the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. D. D. Kuupole to discuss the on-going training programme in Information Technology(IT) for the Lecturers of the Department of Computer Science and Information Technology.
The training programme which started in June 2011 aims at building the capacity of lecturers in IT.
A board member of AHED said that several faculty members who had benefited from the training programme would attest to how resourceful the programme had been to them. She indicated that resources for learning had been made available online to students to facilitate research and training. She further urged the University to publish more information on its web to improve its image worldwide.
Mrs. Alimatu S. R. Yussif, a lecturer at the Department for Computer Science and Information Technology a beneficiary of the training programme attested that the programme had enhanced the intellectual capacity of the lecturers in the Department. She observed that the Electronic book was a useful resource and called for more support so that they could use it to download materials for research.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor expressed delight at the programme and expressed the hope that the programme would improve with time to enable the lecturers to enjoy its full benefits. He said, adding, that he hoped that the facility would be extended to other upcoming departments in the University, such as the Optometry, Economics and Geography, as well as the School of Medical Sciences. He further urged the organisation to keep up its enviable collaboration with the University.