The Deputy Vice Chancellor, Academic, of the Nigerian Army University, Biu, Borno State, Prof. Ibrahim Adamu, on Tuesday, 15th August 2023, led a high-powered delegation of the Institution on a visit to the Lagos State University to understudy the operations of ICT in the University in a bid to replicate it in their institution. Head of the Institution’s Software Development unit and Head of Department of Computer Science were on the delegation.
Prof. Adamu, during his team’s meeting with members of the University Management, at the Vice Chancellor’s Conference Room of the Babatunde Raji Fashola Senate Building, said the Nigerian Military University was determined to leverage on the expertise of the LASU Directorate of ICT who actualize their automation drive and urged the university to support their mission. He explained that LASU’s exploits in ICT is well acknowledged, hence the choice of the institution as a model for the Military University.
“We have heard so much about LASU and we are here to see things for ourselves and collaborate with you to stimulate our own ICT”, said the professor of Mathematics.
The Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, mni, NPOM, who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration, Prof. Adenike Omotunde Boyo, in her remarks, said the team was at the right place. “I thank you for choosing LASU. You are at the right place. Everything you will see in our ICT is developed in-house in line with the vision of the Directorate. You will gain a lot by coming to understudy us and I believe the partnership would go even further with an MoU.”
The Director, Directorate of ICT, Prof. Toyin Enikuomehin, also corroborated the stance of the Acting VC. “Every member of management that you see here are also ICT experts because they are all involved in our processes. So, we have the leadership support, and that is very key.
All processes involving our students are online, from admission to graduation. Even our administrative processes are also automated, just as all our products are developed in-house”, he said, noting that other universities had also leveraged on the DICT in the past.
Other members of the university management also added their voice as they lauded the visitors for their interest in the university and assured them of a productive stay.
At the end of the meeting, the team left for the Directorate of ICT, LASU, where they would spend the next three days under the guidance of Prof. Toyin Enikuomehin.