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ATBU Bauchi, commission Huawei ICT academy laboratory
ATBU Bauchi, commission Huawei ICT academy laboratory

ATBU Bauchi, commission Huawei ICT academy laboratory

ATBU Bauchi, commission Huawei ICT academy laboratory

By Ahmed Ahmed

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi has on Tuesday commissioned Huawei Information communication and technology (ICT) academy Laboratory for training of entrepreneurs in the institution.

Professor Mohammed Abdulazeez, The Vice-Chancellor of the University at the commissioning ceremony in Bauchi said the establishment of the ICT lab academy would build the skills capacity of students on entrepreneurship.

He said ATBU and Huawei Technology company Nigeria limited have signed an agreement of establishing ICT laboratory academy in the institution to facilitate students entrepreneurship.

Abdulazeez commended Huawei Technologies Company for enlisting the university in their initiative and its contribution to technology innovation and advancement.

He said the ICT academy laboratory would provide the students with qualitative hands-on practical telecommunications and ICT training in line with the building functional skills of the students.

“This is especially given that the development of the skilled workforce across all sectors of the economy has become national priority.

“We are aware that there is a global shift from natural resources as a basis for national competitiveness to human resources with that students would achieve rapid and sustained economic growth and to become employers.,” He said.

Also speaking Mr Kenneth Igwe, Huawei Channel Training Manager said said the establishment of Huawei ICT Academy would help students to align with industry requirements by mastering the latest ICT technologies

“The training offers an internationally recognized certification which equips the students with global standard skills that qualifies them for ICT jobs anywhere in the world”.

“Huawei has collaborated with several universities and colleges in Nigeria to build ICT academies, which provide training for more students annually.

“To further improve the hands-on experience for the students, Huawei offered to build an ICT lab with state of the art ICT equipment for the university,” he said.

Mr Igwe said the ICT academy would offer training to entrepreneurs, promote research and serve as a tool to drive advocacy and policy developments across the country.

In a remark, Professor Muhammad Abubakar ,the Managing Director Galaxy Backbone Limited urged the institution and the students to give more emphasis on skills acqusition.

“For them to be employers of labour after graduation, not unemployed graduates, and contribute to employment and job seeker.

“We know the Chunk of graduate that pass out of schools annually , this is an opportunity for skills acquisition for sustainable entrepreneurial development,” he said

ATBU Bauchi, commission Huawei ICT academy laboratory

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