03 August 2020 by Abdullahi jalaluddeen
The newly appointed Vice Chancellor of the Federal University, Dutsinma Professor Armaya’u Hamisu Bichi says his administration would place more emphasis on Information Communication Technology with the aim of projecting the image of the school.
Professor Bichi stated this while briefing journalists in Kano.
According to Professor Bichi on his assumption of office, he set the ball rolling in providing modern facilities to the the ICT department so that students of the university can complete with their counterparts globally.
“our teaching process at FUDMA is E-learning because lecturers do upload lecture notes on the internet for students to download,we do a lot of activities online which makes our students ahead of other universities who operate analog”
He explained that before his appointment as acting Vice Chancellor two years ago,the university had only three faculties,but today it has seven faculties while programmes running in the university had also been increased from 23 to 60 with full accreditation.
“in terms of training and retraining of staff,we are fully committed in ensuring that the university excels in that direction, right now over 60 of our staff are undergoing different courses within and outside the country, through TETFUND, we are very grateful to Mr President for the kind gesture”
The Vice Chancellor explained that the University is giving special consideration to people with special needs for them to have easy access to education.
“We are very lucky to have a very listening Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu ,he has been very keen in the development of new universities so we can come of age and compete with other universities nationwide”
Professor Armaya’u Hamisu noted that a lot of legitimate avenues had been created by his administration in boosting the revenue generation drive of the university.
He added that currently the university is discussing with some private individuals who have shown interest to construct student hostels through public – private partnership to solve the challenge of accommodation in the university.