The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) has launched virtual lectures and hands-on-laps training; for 600 participants through its Africa Centre of Excellence on Technology Enhanced Learning, (ACETEL).
Mr Ambrose Gowong, Communications Officer, ACETEL, in a statement; said the training was a partnership between ACETEL¬-CISCO Academy; and the Directorate of Learning Content Management System (DLCMS) of NOUN.
He said NOUN Deputy Vice-Chancellor Administration, Prof. Justus Sokefun, who declared the training open; said the training was part of ACETEL mandate of running short digital courses designed to identify; and bridge the digital need in skill-based courses in the society.
Sokefun declared the training open on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Abdalla Adamu.
He said the COVID-19 pandemic has now directed the minds of most people to the all-encompassing use of technology; which all the while was a primary tool at the NOUN.
Also speaking, Prof. Grace Jokthan, Director, ACETEL, said the centre has been mandated to run academic programmes; skill-based courses and also a research centre.