Bells University of Technology and New Horizons, the world’s largest international certification-oriented IT and e-business training organisation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) boosting the employability and entrepreneurial chances of its graduates by formalising a Strategic Training Partnership.
At the MoU signing event at the university campus, Vice Chancellor, Professor Jeremiah Ojediran, expressed his excitement at the opportunities, which the programme will primarily accord the students irrespective of their academic disciplines, and the relevant university staff members who will also enjoy periodic staff training.
Speaking, the Vice Chancellor reiterated that the seamless mandatory schedule will guarantee that every student of the University will undergo specialised international certification- based Professional IT and E Business Skills training and acquire a minimum of four International Professional Licenses in lucrative technologies.
He reasoned that given the global economic challenges and the shrinking employment opportunities worldwide and in Nigeria especially, Bells University graduates will be able to use the extra internationally validated professional skills-set as the “Icing Crown on their BSc and BA Academic Degree Cakes’’ to become the toast of the employers for lucrative jobs as well as get opportunity to become self-employed as Specialists and Consultants in these globally hot skills and certification areas.
According to the VC, time is now ripe for Bells University to lead others to produce the next generation of the likes of Bill Gates of Microsoft, Mack Zuckerberg of Facebook and so on that will enable Nigerian graduates leverage the huge potentials in ICT to reposition Nigerian economy from an oil dependent nation to an ICT giant nations like, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and India that transformed their poor economies through ICT.
In the same vein the Vice Chancellor appreciated the other two great benefits which the strategic Partnership will bestow on the staff members in terms of the free of cost ICT and E Business trainings that will boost their official and personal productivity and the second benefit of an annual financial awards/ prizes that will be won by 3 best published academic lecturers as the Company’s CSR for promotion of healthy academic rivalry and excellence.