Wednesday, 18 January 2017


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The Centre for Continuing Education (CEC) Federal Polytechnic Nekede Owerri recently held a 3-weeks Information Communication Technology (ICT) training for Deputy Registrars (DRs), Principal Assistant Registrars (PARs), and Senior Assistant Registrars (SARs) in the polytechnic.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, the Director CEC, Dr. Mrs. Ijeoma J. Ibe explained that the reason for the ICT training for these categories of staff is because of the events from recent past promotion interviews for senior administrative staff in the polytechnic which exposed the need for basic ICT training for such high calibre staff. She said, it is on record that some of the candidates performed poorly in ICT-related matters, which caused them their promotion stressing that it is a reflection of over-all near computer illiteracy of such highly placed administrative officers.

Dr. Ijeoma hinted that upon this finding, the Centre for Continuous Education consulted with the Rector for an effective and cost –effective solution and the Rector, Dr. Mrs. Cele Njoku in her magnanimity directed the centre to organize an in-depth basic ICT training program for all DRs, SARs, and PARs in the polytechnic.

Speaking further, she thanked the rector and her management for the continuous support while welcoming the trainees to the training stating that the program will take 3 weeks (14 November to 2nd December) as she listed the packages to include computer appreciation, Microsoft office, internet and cyber security awareness believing that at the end of the training, all the trainees will become ICT compliant.

Declaring the training open, the Rector, ably represented by the Dean, School of Business and Management Technology Dr. Obinna Onwubuike said the rector has once more demonstrated her love towards the welfare of her staff. He pointed out that some other Chief Executive Officers would have been diverting this money made for this kind of program for themselves. He maintained that the issue of Information Communication Technology (ICT) is one which one cannot drop by the way side while urging them to be humble and punctual to their lecture.

“Always be punctual and listen to your lecturers. Don’t look at the messenger, just listen to the message and the sky will be your starting point. Play your part, don’t just come here and receive the certificate. Know that the technical part of it is also very important”.she opined

He wished them a successful training as he thanked the Rector for the opportunity given to him to represent her.


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