Staff of the University, drawn across the various departments and units, have undergone intensive training on Advanced Digital Appreciation, as provided by Digital Bridge Institute (DBI); a foremost computer training institute in the country, as the beneficiaries acquired skills on Statistical Packages for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and the Internet and Office Productivity Tools (IOPT), among others.
The Training Co-ordinator of DBI, Mrs. Talatu Seye-Lawal, who represented the President of the Institute, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, stated that she was impressed by the conduct of trainees during the workshop. Similarly, the Acting Vice-Chancellor of FUNAAB, Professor Ololade Enikuomehin, who was represented at the closing ceremony by the Director, Academic Planning Unit; Professor Olusola Adeniran, congratulated the trainees for attending the workshop because of its enormous benefits.
Speaking on the experiences gained, Mr. Babatunde Tijani of the Registry Department, described the workshop as an eye-opener. He added that it had aided his understanding on efficient use of advanced application packages on his computer system. For Mrs. Alaba Adejimi of the Department of Computer Science, College of Physical Sciences (COLPHYS), the programme was expository. She noted that it had enhanced her analytical skills in SPSS. Alaba and Babatunde both commended the University for giving them the opportunity. The one-week long training, known as the Advanced Digital Appreciation Programme for Tertiary Institution (ADAPTI), was put together by DBI, in conjunction with the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC).
Earlier, at the opening ceremony, the Acting Vice-Chancellor, who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Professor Oluyemisi Eromosele, had described the place of computer in the present age as unmatched, as he charged the DBI team to keep up with the training. After the training, successful participants were presented certificates by representative of the Acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olusola Adeniran.