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Technical University to commence academic activities in January

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Five years after the National University Commission officially recognised The Technical University , Ibadan , and accredited its courses, the institution is ready to commence full academic activities.
The Vice- Chancellor of the university, Prof . Ayobami Salami , in a recent meeting with journalists, announced that academic activities in the institution had been scheduled to begin in January , 2018 .
Salami also said the pioneer students of the university would come into residence, beginning from Sunday, January 7, 2018.
Stressing that TTU was established by the Oyo State Government to create access to a unique model of tertiary education , he said the institution would be starting with 15 accredited academic programmes .
“I wish to underscore the point that some of the 15 courses are relatively new in Nigerian universities . Take Cybersecurity for example . We want to be foremost in providing solutions to the aches of cybercrime in all its variegated colurations .
“Similarly , our Biomedical Engineering seeks to fill the yawning gap evident in the lack of technical -know – how for the repair of high -tech hospital equipment. We intend to train the requisite manpower to help stem the tide of abandoned broken hospital apparatus ,” he said .
Also , listing Software Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering as some of the accredited courses that the university would offer its pioneer students as from January , the VC said the institution had added two centres – the Centre for Entrepreneurial and Vocational Studies and the Centre for Language and General Studies – to its two existing faculties : the Faculty of Engineering and Technology , as well as the Faculty of Natural Resources , to boost its goal of providing a well -rounded tertiary education.
He noted that training at the Centre for Entrepreneurial and Vocational Studies would be conducted by experienced artisans and experts , not conventional university lecturers . “The instructors will be highly- skilled artisans and industry experts . They are also the ones who will conduct the continuous assessment of the students and examinations . While they take 40 per cent , the conventional lecturers will take 60 per cent ,” he said .

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