If there is any private University in Nigeria growing at a very fast pace in terms improving on the quality of tertiary education to meet modern standards as to ensure that her graduates compete favourably in the labour market anywhere around the world, that should be Atiba University, located in the serene Oyo Township in Oyo State.
Atiba University has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Monday 2nd August, 2021 with New Horizon Systems Solutions Limited, a leading US based ICT training organization with presence in over 80 countries including Nigeria, on Monday.
This initiative now places Atiba University graduates far above most of their counterparts in both private and public universities in Nigeria in our ever increasing ICT driven world. Of course, every graduate now needs to back up their degrees with hi-tech digital skills to remain relevant in this information age.
Prof. S.O. Okeniyi, Atiba University, VC welcoming New Horizons Solutions Team to the University
Speaking at the event, the Vice Chancellor of Atiba University, Prof. Sunday Olawale Okeniyi, said that the partnership is intended to provide a life-long platform to empower Atiba University students with core IT skills needed to make a difference in a world where technology has taken predominance over every sector.
“I am optimistic that this partnership will enhance capacity building for both staff and students of the University. We will keep doing our best to ensure that Atiba University students are well equipped with these international certifications, so as to give them an edge over graduates from other Nigerian universities upon graduation. This Partnership will also be extended to benefit Oyo Community, Oyo State, Nigeria and the World at large” he emphasized.
In his response, the Chief Sales and Marketing Manager, New Horizons Systems Solutions Limited, Dr. Bolaji Olaoye stated that the organization is at the University on three major legs; which include, ability to contribute to the vision of the University educationally, in order to empower her students in IT skills so as to enhance their employability upon graduation, enabling the university staff to benefit from this entrepreneurial venture/skill as well as complementing the efforts of the University by boosting her Atiba Model Brand.
Dr. Olaoye, added that the courses to be introduced at the University are programs that are internationally recognized and that the certificate to be issued is the same issued to those who are undergoing the same program in the United States of America (USA).
New Horizons Systems Solutions Limited is a US-based organization, operational since 1982, with Headquarters in California. The organization is currently present in 80 Countries across the globe with 280 Centers, making it the World’s Largest Independent Training Organization.
It is also a leading ICT training and Examination Testing Institute with over 15 years cognate experience in Nigeria, having being operational in Nigeria since 2005. Its mission is to provide qualitative and cost effective ICT training designed to increase productivity and enrichment of individuals and organization.
Others present at the ceremony include, New Horizons’ Assistant Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Mr Victor Ogunbiyi, Mr. Yusuf Kamal and Mr Bankole Oloruntobi.
Atiba University Principal Officers including: the Registrar, Mr Ibilade Joel Adesokan, the Principal Assistant Registrar/Head of Legal Department, Oyepeju Ayomide Ojebode Esq, the Quality Assurance Officer, Mr Ibikunle Ayobami Sore, Dean, Students Affairs, Solomon Akanbi, Deputy Dean, Students Affairs, Revd Jerry Adisa, the Students Representative Council President, Master Thompson Tabi Tomiwo and other members of the Executive council were also present.
Reacall that Atiba University has been issued its full operational licence as a private University, by the National Universities Commission (NUC) in April, 2021 and currently runs 32 academic programs with 75% of its student population are from the faculty of health sciences, which is among the best in the country, presently.
Atiba University Oyo Township (Gate): One of the Fastest Growing Private University in Nigeria.