Mr. Yarnick Demers, Commercial Director, Europe, Africa & Latin America, Robotel/Toptech Ltd., with CU Management

Officials from Topteck and Robotel visited Covenant University on Thursday, May 07, 2015, and were hosted by the University Management, at the Vice-Chancellor’s office, in Canaan Land, Ota.

Topteck, a Computer Communications Company, and its partner Robotel, a Canadian company specialized in Teaching Solutions for Computer Classrooms, were represented by four members of their team led by Mr. Ademola Oyinlola and Mr. Yarnick Demers.

The Registrar, Dr. Olumuyiwa Oludayo, in his opening remarks, appreciated the team for the visit, stating that the University was on the lookout for partnerships to help achieve its goal of becoming one of the top ten universities in the world in ten years.

While making his presentation, Mr. Yarnick Demers stated, “Robotel is a company that has been in business for 30 years, providing teaching solutions for computer classrooms. We deal on 21st century digital classrooms. Our digital classroom innovation is known as ‘SmartClass+’. We create computer lab management solutions which run anytime, anywhere and, on any-device. We build Language labs, CAD labs and Computer labs.”

Mr. Demers further explained, “Robotel develops, manufactures and markets classroom management systems. Our systems provide instructors, teachers and trainers with the capabilities they need to orchestrate challenging live and self-study activities for their students, while they work on those activities.”

He also stated that their project details include the delivery and installation of computer lab equipment by experts from Canada, and all expenses are paid for training trips to their workshop in Canada for managers and trainers.

In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo, said, “We have a language lab which was adjudged the best as at the time the National Universities Commission (NUC) came for accreditation, nevertheless, we need to re-assess it to ascertain its state at the moment in order to make a decision.”

The team was taken to inspect the language lab of the university after the meeting and would be expected to bring back reports for the management to enable appropriate decision on the proposal.