In an attempt to boost the education sector and improve the standard of infrastructure in tertiary institutions, the management of Akwa Ibom State University has taken delivery of 100 Apple iMac Core i5 systems.
The move which is to help improve the standard of learning for students in the school and get them ICT oriented will help give the students a robust learning system.
Recall, the institution last week got accreditation for three of its programs; Mass Communication, History and International Studies and Marine Engineering/Naval Architecture by the National Universities Commission (NUC).
Speaking about the development, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Eno Ibanga, disclosed that the development is in synergy with the rapid move to digitalize learning in schools and equip students in the world of ICT.
He stated that the school is resolved to replacing all the old HP systems with Apple products which he explained are more robust, reliable and durable.
“Over time, Akwa Ibom State University intends to phase out use of HP systems and replace same with Apple products which are far more robust, reliable and have a longer lifespan.” He said
Prof. Ibanga maintained that the school is gearing up to take the lead in ICT in Nigeria, while preparing its students to take centre stage with students from other Western countries.
He acknowledged that with the swift advancement in ICT revolution, it is important to ensure students who passed through the institution are abreast and equipped with the knowledge of the digital space.
The Vice Chancellor explained that the drive is in tandem with Governor Udom Emmanuel’s vision to revamp the education sector while ensuring every Akwa Ibom child is ICT prepared and equipped.
Also, the ICT revolution recently saw the acquisition of 200 units of all-in-one computer core i5 systems.