New Horizons commissions N50m ICT centre in varsity
STUDENTS of Adeleke University, Ede, Osun State are set to join their counterparts in other private universities across the country to benefiting from international certifications in information and communications technology and e-business following the commissioning of a N50million ICT resource centre at the school by New Horizons, a global private IT training institute at the over the weekend.
The IT resource centre, which has over 100 HP CPU-Monitor combined computers, intelligent boards, multimedia projectors, networking, software, international IT-E Biz courses/curricula, furniture, UPS, certified instructors, international exams centre, students courseware will help students escape the pervasive graduate unemployment syndrome which is ravaging job market.
The vice chancellor of the university, Professor Oluwole Gideon Amusan, at the commissioning said it will enable every student irrespective of his or her academic discipline have minimum of four international skills certifications at 90 per cent subsidized rate, before graduation from the university. It will position them in global software development industry, e banking, e-medical/telemedicine, e- government, e-legal administration, oil and gas as well as telecoms sector with attendant employment and self employment opportunities.
He said “It will provide skills that make our students more marketable and relevant to the demands of the job market. Today, ICT has made scholars to redefine literacy.
Man will return to the Stone Age if ICT is removed from learning. Adeleke University deems it fit that all our students should have certifications in CCNA, Oracle, Java, Microsoft and other globally acclaimed IT and e-business professionals courses.”
The Managing Director, New Horizons Nigeria, Tim Akano, said the company has extended globally recognised IT certifications which are sought after by employers across all sectors to almost all the private universities in the last 10 years training over 50,000 students nationwide.