Representative of VC and Dean, SAAT, Prof. Kolo, representative of Director, ITS, Hajiya Mairo (3rd & 2nd from right) and participants in a group photograph after the programme
Participants at the recently concluded training on Advanced Digital Appreciation Programme for Tertiary Institutions (ADAPTI) and Statistical Presentation in Social Sciences (SPSS) have been urged to apply the training received for efficiency, progress of the University and humanity.
The Vice-Chancellor Federal University of Technology, Minna, Prof. Musbau Adewumi Akanji, FNSBMB, FAS made this assertion at the closing ceremony of the 5-day training held from Monday 27 - Friday, March 31, 2017 at the Shell Nigeria Exploration Company (SNEPCO) Lecture Hall, Main Campus, Gidan Kwano. The training was organized by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in collaboration with Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) – a training arm of NCC with participants drawn from various schools, departments, units/centres of the University.
The Vice-Chancellor who was represented by the Dean, School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (SAAT), Prof. Reuben Kolo expressed delight to the University’s Management for organizing the training for staff of institution.
According to him, previous participants earlier testified that the training is worthwhile as it exposed them to new trends of what they already knew.
Prof. Akanji maintained that he believed the same testimonies would be given at the end of the training. “What you thought you know before, you will discover that you have added more to it”. He reiterated.
The team leader from DBI, Mr. Chukwuemeka Nzeh while declaring participants as Alumni of the institute, hailed the University for the strides it is making in ICT, while looking forward to partner with the University in other areas.
He further expressed appreciation to the participants for their accommodating attitude during the course of the training.
Earlier four participants were called to give a brief on the training, two from the SPSS and other two from the ADAPTI class.
Mr. Joel Kolo who is one of the representatives of the ADAPTI class stated that the training is an eye opener and had refreshed the memories of participants.
The second speaker of the ADAPTI class, Barrister Hajara Sani spoke extensively on the impact of the training, describing it as an exciting experience. She also called on participants to refer to the manual in case of challenges.
Speaking on behalf of the SPSS class, Dr. Jude Ejekpu testified that the programme had exposed them to a lot of things that they knew existed but did not really know how to apply them.
The last speaker Dr. (Mrs.) A. M. Tsado appreciated the University and NCC for organizing the training. According to her, it is a rare opportunity to be exposed to the new trends in ICT.
In his vote of thanks, the Director ITS, Dr. Adamu Mohammed, represented by Deputy Director, (Programming), Hajiya Mairo Kanko thanked the organizers of the training, the University Management and all the participants for their patience throughout the exercise.