IGBINEDION UNIVERSITY HOSTS CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY’S SOUTH- SOUTH REGIONAL WORKSHOP



Igbinedion University Okada in collaboration with Cisco Networking Academy recently
concluded a five day intensive train-the-trainer workshop for intending Cisco instructors
drawn from institution across the South-South region of the Country. The training
workshop, designed to improve digital literacy and competence in tertiary institutions
was declared open by the Vice Chancellor of Igbinedion University, Prof. Lawrence
Ikechukwu Ezemonye. The workshop had in attendance over 30 registered institutions
with 185 participants.
Declaring the workshop open, the Vice Chancellor and Chief host, reaffirmed the
university’s total commitment to building digital competencies. He pledged that his
management will continue to strive for full realization of the University’s agenda to
become the best and most IT compliant University in Africa. He said the University will
continue to engage IT platforms such as Cisco to upgrade educational delivery in the
University to align with 21st Century education standard and key into the 4 th Industrial
revolution through digital competence.
Prof Ezemonye also commended Cisco Networking Academy for finding Igbinedion
University worthy of partnership and encouraged all participants to take maximum
advantage of the opportunity being provided through the training.
The Vice Chancellor also used the medium to announce the University’s readiness to
integrate Cisco IT Essentials into its curriculum adding that the university would soon
commence a degree programme in Cyber Security Engineering as one of the dividends of
its partnership with Cisco.
Earlier, the Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility of Cisco (West Africa) Mr. Imoh
Akpan gave a broad view of Cisco Certification Programmes and inherent benefits which
included performance optimization, job mobility, industry integration and attractive job
opportunities with rewarding packages.
Jide Ilugbo.
Head Public Relations Unit,
Igbinedion University, OkadaThe Vice-Chancellor, IUO, Prof. Lawrence Ikechukwu Ezemonye Ph.D (middle) and
his Mngt Team with CISCO officials during the opening ceremony of the Cisco
Networking Academy South South Regional Training programme held at IUO.

Cisco Representatives in Group Photograph with IUO Managementt