The president/chief Executive Officer (CEO) Digital Bridge Institute, Prof. Mohammed Ajiya has called for an affiliation between DBI and Bayero University Kano (BUK) in the field of telecoms, ICT and Cybersecurity.
He said “DBI being one of the world acclaimed Centre of Excellence in Africa as certified by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has decided to initiate strategic collaborations with reputable and topmost academic institutions to deliver cutting edge and market driven curriculum content in the field of telecoms, ICT and Cybersecurity.”
According to a statement by the head, public affairs DBI Akin Ogunlade, Ajiya stated this when he led leadership of the institute on a courtesy call to the Vice-Chancellor of BUK, Prof. Sagir Adamu Abbas .
Prof. Ajiya said that one of the key gains of such collaboration is a blend of purely academic researchers with professionals as course facilitators which would produce hybrid graduates at undergraduate, postgraduate and professional competence certification levels to drive a sustainable digital economy which is the focus of the Hon. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami.
Speaking, Prof. Abbas commended the DBI for its initiative to affiliate with the BUK on such a novel area of learning which has become paramount in our new ways of living all over the world given the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He noted that strategic partnerships that will impact the lives of Nigerians and the world entirely to enable innovative research and capacity is one of the main focus of the BUK and this has led to the establishment of the Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research and Development in the BUK.
He assured that BUK will give necessary support to ensure a successful implementation of the DBI/BUK affiliation as he believes that such efforts will yield impactful and far reaching results in the telecoms and ICT world both to the academia and the industry experts.