By TERYIMA ANDREW:
Authorities of the university of Jos has said the institution has concluded plans to adopt a policy that will mandate all lecturers to be computer literate, and lecture through powerpoint presentation.
Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics (DVC), Prof Tanko Ishaya, made the disclosure Tuesday, to Journalists in an interview during a three day 1st International conference, organized by the Department of Science and technology education, university of Jos.
“Lecturers must adopt new and modern ways of teaching with the use of modern technology,” he said.
Prof. Ishaya who is a computer Secietist said the university of Jos is a leading institution in ITC programme, and have acquired all needed facilities that every lecturer needs to be computer literate, and also lecture through use of Internet.
The DVC academics observed during his paper presentation that “if we teach today’s students the way we taught yesterday, we rob them of tomorrow.” He stressed.
Addressing the gathering, during the opening ceremony of the workshop, Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Sebastian Maimako, through the Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration, Prof. Greg Ejekeme, applaud the initiative of the department for organizing the workshop.
Prof. Maimako said the university of Jos is ready to develop more skills with modern techniques and research in molding better characters in students.
Earlier in a key note address, Prof Christopher Akinmade, said technology education has made lecturing job more easier than ever.
He however lamented that negative use of technology has affected quality of education, pointing out that technology education has prone many students into examination malpractice.
Prof Akinmade revealed that technology has also exposed many into committing cyber crime.
The three day international conference organized by the department of Science and technology education, university of Jos has participants across Nigeria, it will ends this Thursday.