CITAD Academy matriculates pioneer students
CITAD Academy has matriculated 21 students as its pioneer trainees.
The academy is a subsidiary of Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD).
SOLACEBASE reports that during the matriculation on Friday, the rector of the Academy, Malam Adamu Hadeja said the initiative is part of CITAD effort to bridge the gap in the area of information and communication technology.
“This is an academy, independent of government. We met all the requirements set out by the National board for technical education before we got accreditation, the foundation program now is artificial intelligence, is science base program, we ensured that all the applicants that were matriculated today are purely science based and were admitted base on merit.”
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“We are starting with only one program that is artificial intelligence and is a professional course that will last for four weeks.”
“Initially, we received 41 applications, but in the process of short listing, we got 21 that are successful, having met all the necessary requirements.”
Malam Sani Ahamad Muhammad, a lecturer with school of technology, Kano State Polytechnic, who was a guest speaker at the matriculation urged the students to put more effort in their study, so that they can acquire needed skills that will help them in the future.
“You know when we are talking about computer or artificial intelligence itself is not only about coming to school, receiving lectures, reading handout, memorize it and pass the examination, is about practical.”
“Whatever you learned in the school, try as much as possible to practice it, practice makes perfect.”
He added that artificial intelligence played a major role in the digitalization of society, as it has enabled people to collect, process, and analyze large amount of data at a faster rate than ever before.