University Of Jos Trains Staff and Students on Digital Skills
A Five-Day Digital Skills Acquisition Seminar has been organized by the University of Jos in collaboration with Konverge Media for members of the University Community.
Welcoming participants, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Seddi Sebastian Maimako, represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Administration), Professor Teresa Nmadu, appreciated the turnout of Participants and applauded the Resource Persons from Konverge Media for sharing their knowledge with the University Community. Professor Maimako urged both Students and Staff of the University to consider the programme as an open door to their Digital freedom which they should take advantage of.
Also speaking, the University Librarian, Professor Stephen Akintunde stressed that the significance of the Seminar was to give the participants an opportunity to improve their Digital Skills for improved performance in their endeavours. Dr. Akintunde expressed confidence that the Seminar would open their eyes to a whole new world of possibilities and financial empowerment.
Making a presentation entitled “Google Digital Skills”, the Facilitator, Yusuf Ahmed highlighted some objectives of the programme especially for those aspiring to start a career in Digital Marketing.
The Seminar which took place at the University Multipurpose Auditorium had in attendance President of the University’s Students Union Government (S.U.G), Comrade Fwanghak Pantu who advised all the students to utilize the lessons learnt for their all-round development.
Mr. Ahmed spoke on the differences between Traditional Marketing and Digital Marketing and the benefits of acquiring Digital knowledge with a view to finding solutions to the current financial and employment challenges in the country.
Mr. Yusuf revealed that out of 7.593 billion people in the world, only 4.021 billion are internet users of which only 3.196 billion are active Social Media users. He also stated that of 5.135 billion people with Mobile Phones, only 2.958 billion of them are active Mobile Phone users, leaving the field of Digital technology a ready market for further transformation.