CISCO Trains Instructors at Covenant University
The Covenant University/CISCO Academy Instructors Training commenced on Monday, January 18, 2016, at the Department of Electrical and Information Engineering. The programme which was declared opened by the Dean, College of Engineering, Professor John Ndueso, has 10 participants in attendance.
The Director, Vision 10:2022, Professor Christian Bolu, who is also the Coordinator of the training programme, explained that the University wants to incorporate CISCO Training into its curriculum in order to train the students to at least, the Associate level.
“We want our students, particularly those in sciences and engineering to be certified at least to the Associate level of CISCO. Therefore, to do that, we are training many of our faculty and staff so that we can take care of this huge number of students. We also want to train those in Electrical and Information Engineering and Computer Engineering to the Professional level, but this will be done by our own staff and faculty, not by someone else,” Professor Bolu explained.
He also noted that all the participants are already certified as either Associate or Professionals but they need to know how to teach it and what are the environments for teaching it. “That is why it is a two-weeks training. Otherwise, it’s supposed to be four weeks or more,” he added.
Professor Bolu explained the benefits the University stands to gain from the training. “This means we will have faculty and staff that are in touch with the industry. Our students would become employable because they are being exposed to the skills that are required by the industry of today. Also, our curriculum would become much more robust and very attractive to the engineering students; and of course, it’s also a major Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) component for us in Covenant University.”