The Vice-Chancellor, Landmark University, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju has applauded the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on the Advanced Digital Appreciation Programme for Tertiary Institutions (ADAPTI) initiative that Landmark University has become a beneficiary the second time.

He gave this commendation at the Opening Ceremony of the week-long training for 110 participants in the University on Monday, September 7, 2020. The Vice-Chancellor said, “We want to appreciate NCC for the approval of this training for us the second time and the DBI for being at the vanguard of digital awareness for educational transformation and advancement in Nigeria.” 

He noted that the programme, as its name – Advanced Digital Awareness Programme for Tertiary Institutions – suggests was an opportunity for the University to be more digital inclined and further entrenched in the digital movement occasioned by COVID-19. Professor Olayanju revealed that the advent of COVID-19 took the University through a thinking process towards the actualization of her world-class status anticipated in a short period of time. He said the University, having one of the best ICT resources, both human and technical, has given relevance to digital resources to deliver online classes to her teaming students and engage her faculty and staff during lockdowns with requisite capacity-building webinars to facilitate continuous teaching, research and learning. He, therefore, congratulated the participants for being part of the advancement while also admonishing them not to misuse their time and attention during the training so that the impact can be brought to bear in discharging their duties to the University. 

Speaking on the impact of ICT on human activities and education in particular, and the underutilization of ICT potentials in driving education at this time, the Registrar, Landmark University, Miss Fola Oyinloye, noted the urgency of the need to improve on the overall ICT engagement especially in the education sector considering the import of education in reshaping the nation and if we must match up with global trends and reality. She then joined her voice with the Vice-Chancellor in commending the aptness and relevance of the ADAPTI training not only to the Landmark University context but other beneficiaries across the Nigerian tertiary institution landscape to bridge the digital disparage in the academia and enhance their knowledge base in the engagement of ICT for educational activities.

She expressed a confidence that the training would culminate in an improved application and engagement by Landmark University workforce in carrying out teaching, research and administrative duties.

In his opening remarks, the Director, Centre for Systems and Information Services (CSIS), Mr Opeyemi Matiluko, had admonished participants to make the most of the training, being the only opportunity they have to maximize the deliverables of ADAPTI as the next would be for another set of people. 

Earlier, while welcoming the participants to the training, the Digital Bridge Institute (DBI) team lead, Mrs Oluwatomiwa Fayemi, had revealed that the training would focus on Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and the Internet and Office Productivity Tools (IOPTs) and enthused participants to prepare to learn, unlearn and re-learn the new things that are working in the digital era. She remarked that the digital era presents users immediate access to large database information and futuristic opportunities. She then implored the participants to acquire as much knowledge as possible in the training for their personal development to reach desired heights. Mrs Fayemi, therefore, warned that her Institute always ensures that their certificates are awarded to the people that can defend them. In her company were Dr Hilary Okagbue, Mr Joseph Gbenga, Mr Olorunfemi Adams and Mr Christian Oyiose.




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