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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

How we rebuilt Rivers State University with ICT – Prof. Fakae

The Vice Chancellor of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RUST), Prof. Barineme Beke Fakae has thrown more lights on how they deployed technology in rebuilding the nation’s education sector, just as embarking on industry action is not an option, reports ITRealms.

Speaking to ITRealms at the on-going GiTEX Technology Week in Dubai World Trade Center, Prof. Fakae narrated how he used Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tools to create the needed change needed in the university.

He told ITRealms that since assumption of office in October 2012, and deployment of student data capturing solution from Cinfores Limited, coupled with the determination of the state governor, Hon. Rotimi Amechi, who stood behind him, transforming the university should have been impossible.
According to him, it would have been difficult to revolunatise the university without the political will which has earned RUST a commendation from the National University Commission (NUC) among peers.

Prof. Fakae whose institution is the only Nigerian ivory tower participating actively in this year’s GiTEX at the Nigeria Pavilion, told ITRealms that noted that they are also encouraging other institutions to queue into the kind of solution RUST deployed to help them reposition and stick to the education calendar.

For his team at Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RUST), Prof. Fakae said that going on industry strike is not an option, hence they have maintained the normal academic calendar.

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