Bafuto graduates 103 at convocation
Proprietor and Director of Studies, Bafuto Institute of Management and Information Technology, Banjo Adekunle, has asserted that despite the challenges trailing Information and Communication Technology (ICT), its relevance cannot be over-emphasised.
Adekunle, who spoke at the 18th convocation and award presentation of the school, said 103 students passed out with Diploma in computer operation, computer science, desktop publishing and computer engineering, among others.
Noting that knowledge in ICT is crucial to development, Adekunle urged the graduating students to develop the skills they have acquired to achieve more in future.
He said the institution in the last 20 years has been transforming lives of many students, who were unable to pass the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), but eventually discovered their hidden talents in the area of ICT when they joined the institution.
He said: “One thing is very certain, we are in a fast-growing generation that need skills and we are optimistic that the knowledge of ICT would change the whole world of students and that of the society.”
In the convocation lecture titled: “ICT: Panacea to institutional maladministration,” Director, Centre for Information, Technology and Management, Yaba College of Technology, Dr. Ranmi Adigun, called on government to embrace ICT and fund it as been done in developed world, with a view to moving the country forward.
Adigun, while highlighting some benefits of ICT, said it exposes corruption, fraud and injustice, adding that it can also help to fight insecurity.
“We can use ICT tools to identify Boko Haram, enhance teaching of students as it would invariably appeal to their senses, which would help them to comprehend better, while ICT would also assist in downloading educational materials,” he said.