Bowen University has deployed over N5 million interactive electronic boards from its information technology partner, New Horizons Limited for smart and technology-driven 21st century students’ learning in classrooms.
Reverend Dr. Supo Ayokunle , president of the Nigerian Baptist Convention supported by Convention Chairman , Reverend Dr. Kehinde Olumide and the vice chancellor, Professor Mathews, received the gifts on behalf of the university at an event which coincided with the hosting of the executive committee meeting of the Nigerian Baptist Convention on Bowen University campus.
The president thanked New Horizons MD/CEO, Mr. Tim Akano and his team for the high-end equipment which will further ease and improve the process of learning by Bowen students. He also used the occasion to laud the university’s existing partnership initiative with New Horizons on integration of professional international certification-based IT and e-business skills into the academic curricula of Bowen students.
Ayokunle said it will boost their employability and entrepreneurial chances on graduation. He cited the example of his son who did a professional international certification on EC Council Certified Ethical Hacking in one of the New Horizons open training centres some years back and is making big waves in Canada today as an IT security specialist after acquiring more IT professional skills and certifications.
He advised the vice chancellor to ensure that Bowen students benefits maximally from the IT partnership by making it one of the mandatory courses for all students irrespective of their academic disciplines.
Responding, Mr Akano congratulated the University on the progressive –minded University Management as ably led by the Vice Chancellor. He also used the occasion to charge parents and various education stakeholders in Nigeria to ensure that their wards take advantage of the opportunity offered by International IT Skills and Certifications to be able to compete at the local and global level without any form of inferiority complex.
The Convention Chairman , Rev. Dr. Olumide and the Vice Chancellor also expressed their appreciation to New Horizons and affirmed that students would be better impacted by the use of the donated Interactive E-Boards.