DBI Seeks Collaboration with Covenant, Lauds ADAPTI Training Participants
The Digital Bridge Institute (DBI), facilitator of the just ended 2nd Advanced Digital Appreciation Programme for Tertiary Institution (ADAPTI) training at Covenant University, has expressed its desire to deepen its relationship with the University.
Following the success of the first edition of the ADAPTI training held in October 2016 at Covenant University, the DBI had this year returned for the 2nd edition, which held from 13-17 of February, and with participants drawn from among faculty members and staff of the University.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the training programme, the Administrator, DBI, Dr. Ikechukwu Adinde, who described his visit to Covenant University as special, said that he was “extremely impressed” by the facilities and world-class maintenance in the institution.
And while giving kudos to the Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero, for astute administration, Dr. Adinde said that the BDI was interested in partnering with Covenantin areas where the two organisations can collaborate, to deploy resources that can enable the enhancement of academics.
The DBI, he explained, was established in 2004 to fill the gap in manpower deficiency in the telecommunication industry, but the institute had since transformed to doing a lot in the entire Information Communication Technology (ICT) space, adding that the ADAPTI is a donor programme by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC).
“We empower and complement efforts of the universities in training their employees. Covenant University has taken advantage of this and I’m happy participants have found the programme useful,” Dr. Adinde enthused.
While revealing that participants at the 2nd ADAPTI training had done very well, Dr. Adindu went on to confer on them the alumni status of the Digital Bridge Institute.
In his closing remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Covenant University, Professor AAA. Atayero, commended the facilitators and participants. He said that, “Covenant University teaches people on how to engage in self-development, so that they can make sound decisions in their work station, which is exactly what the BDI is doing”.
The Vice-Chancellor said that the ADAPTI initiative by the DBI was economical, just as he declared that the University’s doors are open to experts with unique educative programmes. “Being an educator, I’m always at where knowledge is being passed,” he said.
The five-day ADAPTI training held at the College of Science and Technology Computer Laboratory featured lessons in two categories: the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and Microsoft Word. Certificates were presented to participants at the end of the programme.
Also at the closing ceremony were the Director, Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Dr. David Omole; and Director, Centre for Lifelong Learning, Dr. Adedayo Odukoya.