In line with the 21st century smart classroom, Bowen University has deployed over N5 million interactive electronic boards from its information technology partner, New Horizons Limited.
The e-learning tools are expected to expose students of the university to 21st century learning environment.
The President of the Nigerian Baptist Convention, Dr. Supo Ayokunle supported by Convention Chairman , Reverend Dr. Kehinde Olumide and the vice chancellor of the University, Professor Mathews Ojo, while receiving the boards on behalf of the university at an event , said that the solutions would position the University for global competitiveness.
He commended New Horizons Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Tim Akano and his team for the high-end equipment which are expected to further ease and improve the process of learning by Bowen students.
Similarly, 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 would boost their employability and entrepreneurial chances upon 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.
Earlier in his response, Akano charged parents and education stakeholders in Nigeria to ensure that their wards take advantage of the opportunity offered by International IT Skills and Certifications to compete at the local and global level without any form of inferiority complex.