UNIVERSITY OF JOS
(OFFICE OF THE VICE-CHANCELLOR)
INFORMATION, PUBLICATIONS, PUBLIC RELATIONS AND PROTOCOL DIVSION
TETFUND PARTNERS UNIJOS TO EMPOWER STUDENTS
Immediate-past Vice Chancellor of the University of Jos, Professor Seddi Sebastian Maimako has urged Managers of the four newly equipped Units for skill acquisition at the University’s Centre for Entrepreneurship Studies to utilize the equipment for the requisite training in order to give the institution its pride of place among globally rated Universities.
Professor Maimako gave the charge while commissioning the newly installed equipment at the four Units of the Centre for Entrepreneurship Studies, Naraguta Campus. The equipment were installed at the Photography and Videography Studio, Robotics and Smart Classroom, which is the first of its kind in Nigeria, Tailoring and Fashion Design Unit furnished with Industrial Sewing Machines and a Digital and Artificial Lab.
Conducting the commissioning ceremony, Professor Maimako challenged Managers of the well-equipped Centre not to deny access to the equipment but to put it to good use by empowering Students of the University through the promotion of a self-development and a self-sustaining model that will harness their potentials.
According to him, the Centre should be self-sustaining by encouraging the four Units especially the Tailoring and Fashion Design Unit to liaise with the various Departments that have Dress Codes and wear Lab Coats among others, to produce for their Students in other to generate income that will service their operations.
The outgone Vice Chancellor also challenged Students to utilize the Robotics and Smart Classroom for their virtual meetings with colleagues and also between Supervisors and their Students. The Lab has other Digital resources which have been programmed to mimic the thinking of humans in creating witty inventions that could put Unijos in the global limelight where Students from other institutions can also come to acquire various skills.
Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship Studies, Professor Bonaventure Haruna appreciated the Vice Chancellor whose administrative prowess, he stressed, had made the project possible. Professor Haruna assured that the Centre, which is always at the forefront of attaining high quality outcomes, will not let the University down, as he assured that they will continue to contribute to the growth of the Nigerian economy especially in a digitally enhanced world.
Deputy Registrar, Information and Publications