The world’s leading multi-national company in software development, Microsoft Inc has concluded plans to establish an IT Academy in the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. This was made known by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Chigozie C. Asiabaka after signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Microsoft Partner in Nigeria, Sagamy Technologies Nigeria Limited.
Microsoft Inc is an American multinational corporation headquartered in Redmond, Washington, that develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics and personal computers and services. Its best known software products are the Microsoft Windows line of operating systems, Microsoft Office office suite, and Internet Explorer web browser. Its flagship hardware products are Xbox game console and the Microsoft Surface series of tablets. It is the world’s largest software maker measured by revenues. It is also one of the world’s most valuable companies.
While commenting on the development, the Vice-Chancellor stated that the Academy will be a vital source of IGR for the University, improve the quality of graduates as they will have the opportunity of industry based training and certification, empower staff and students with relevant ICT skills as well as numerous e-resources.
In her remarks, the Director, ICT Centre, Engr Prof (Mrs) G. A. Chukwudebe commended the University Management for their support and vision in the realisation of the project. She added that the University community would benefit from the establishment of the IT Academy with target participant such as students studying computer science, Information Management Technology, recent graduates, youth corpers, members of the general public and focused training for organisations. She added that the Academy will become operational in April 2014 with the first batch of students for training.
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