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Published On: Mon, Aug 4th, 2014

Kano Informatics Institute is world-class – Ugandan Varsity don

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International University of East AfricaFrom Edwin Olofu, Kano

The Vice-Chancellor, International University of East Africa, Uganda, Prof. Olubayi Olubayi has described Kano Informatics Institute as a standard Institute that is competing at an international level.

This was contained in a press statement, issued yesterday by the Director, Press and Public Relations to the Governor, Halilu Ibrahim Dantiye.

His words: “The main purpose of our courtesy visit is exactly to report that your Institute of Informatics is competing at an International level and we are very happy about this. We in Uganda we were not quite sure how they (Kano students) would perform because they do not have A levels, so as students of informatics academic they were given exact same tests and examinations as students from other 25 countries and I am happy to say that they have done extremely good”.

“Out of 197, only three students did not do well, 47 with first class, 64 with second upper class and 36 with second lower class,” the vice chancellor pointed out.

Prof. Olubayi, who in company of three other staffers of the university paid a courtesy call to Kano state governor, Rabi’u Musa Kwankwaso at the Kano Government House on Saturday, added that they are very happy with the level of discipline the students have shown.

The university don further said that “majority of them have shown extreme commitment to study, they have even pushed us to start some programs that we did not have like special program in public speaking and many of them have created ideas on projects they liked to do.”

He said the university recently engaged an experienced professor of Science and Technology who was in USA for over 34 years, in order to give the students the exact practical aspects of their courses, so as to encourage them to create companies and to employ other people.

Responding, Governor Kwankwaso said education has always been a priority of the state government, adding that the administration is thankful to Almighty God for blessing its initiatives.

“Kano Informatics Institute is one of the 24 institutes that we established in the last three years and coincidentally is the first,” said the governor, pointing out that the institute has graduated so many students from and within and outside the state with diplomas and advance diplomas.

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