New Horizons lays foundation for N400m ICT centre at varsity

Female students in ICT. Photo; sciencelens

Female students in ICT. Photo; sciencelens

THE foundation for N400 million ($2m) state- of the -art  second ICT skills acquisition center has been laid at Babcock university , Ilesan-Remo, Ogun State by New Horizons.

The four-storey building will contain 2,000 computers, best- in- class education technologies like in- motion- biometrics (IMBM) , SAP LMS Success Factor, U-Pointer among others.

After completion, Babcock will be able to boast of a 3,000 computer training facilities which will most likely be one of the largest in any university in the world.

Dotun Sulaiman, Chairman, New Horizons Nigeria, the world’s largest private  IT training company together with members of the governing council of the university while laying the foundation for the building at the weekend, said when completed, it will position Babcock as the premier IT learning higher institution in Africa.

The building which will be called New Horizons/Babcock ICT Empowerment Centre will be used by undergraduates, post graduates and those outside seeking the university’s international ICT certifications. It is being built beside the present 1,000 computer ICT centre operated by the company in the school.

Each floor of the new building will have 500 sitter computers including intelligent boards, multimedia projectors, networking, software, international IT-E biz courses/curricula, furniture, UPS, certified instructors, international exams centre and students courseware/books.

Sulaiman said: “When Akano came up with this project, I said let us go ahead. It is something we are extremely very proud of. I am also very proud of what we have been able to do with Babcock University with these certifications.

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