In recognition of the digital age’s demands and the need for computer literacy in the workplace, the Directorate of Consultancy & Institutional Advancement at Federal University Otuoke (FUO) in conjunction with ICT organised a comprehensive hands-on training programme on computer literacy and application for all non-teaching staff. This training is part of FUO’s Institution – Based Skills Development Scheme (FUO IBSDS) . The goal was to bridge workforce skills-gap, enhance administrative competence among staff, for better output in their various offices. The training consists of fifty (50) participants per Cohort which is to run for three (3) weeks per Cohort.

 

The training was flagged off at an opening ceremony chaired by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Teddy Charles Adias, represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. Chris Onyema, at the ICT Unit auditorium on June 24, 2024. As at the time of this ceremony, the Directorate had five (5) Cohorts already.

Professor Onyema praised the Vice Chancellor’s initiative, emphasizing the importance of computer skills for administrators in today’s digital age. He stressed that computer literacy is essential for all staff, not just teaching staff, to function effectively in the University’s climate.

The Director of the Directorate of Consultancy & Institutional Advancement, Professor (Mrs.) Iheoma M. Adekunle, expressed gratitude to the Vice Chancellor for approving the training proposal. She highlighted the imperative need for computer literacy and compliance in contemporary life for individual and societal advancement.

The Ag. Registrar, Mr. Kenneth Sonrandein, urged administrative staff to maximize the opportunity to become computer literate, emphasizing the benefits of multitasking, flexibility, and career advancement.

Other management staff, including the Bursar and Ag. Librarian, also gave goodwill messages, stressing the importance of computer skills for career advancement and the value of the training certification.

The first cohort of the training program commenced immediately after the opening ceremony, with subsequent cohorts expected to follow. The Directorate is poised to train all willing non-teaching staff of the University.

 

From the Publications Unit