UNIJOS upgrades entrepreneurship lab
UNIJOS upgrades entrepreneurship lab. The immediate past Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jos, Prof. Seddi Sebastian Maimakom, has urged managers of the four newly equipped units for skill acquisition at the university’s Centre for Entrepreneurship Studies to utilize the equipment for the requisite training of students.
Giving the charge while inaugurating the new equipment, Maimako said their optimal utilisation would improve the institution’s rating among globally recognised universities.
A statement signed by Abdullahi Abdullahi Deputy Registrar, Information and Publications, described the equipment in the Photography and Videography Studio, Robotics and Smart Classroom, Tailoring and Fashion Design Unit, and Digital and Artificial Lab as the first of their kind in Nigeria. Maimako challenged managers of the well-equipped center not to deny access to the equipment but to put it to good use by empowering students of the university through the promotion of self-development and a self-sustaining model that will harness their potentials. He noted that the center should be self-sustaining by encouraging the four units especially the Tailoring and Fashion Design Unit to liaise with the various departments that have dress codes and wear lab coats among others, to produce for their students in order to generate income to service their operations.
He also challenged students to utilize the Robotics and Smart Classroom for their virtual meetings with colleagues and supervisors, saying the laboratory had other digital resources that have been programmed to mimic the thinking of humans that could put UNIJOS in the limelight. The Director of the center located on the Naraguta Campus, Prof. Bonaventure Haruna, appreciated Maimako whose administrative prowess had made the project possible. Professor Haruna assured that the center, which is always at the forefront of attaining high-quality outcomes, will not let the university down, as he assured that they will continue to contribute to the growth of the Nigerian economy, especially in a digitally enhanced world.