UNIVERSITY OF JOS WINS INTERNATIONAL TEACHING GRANT
The University of Jos has won the 2008 Hewlett Packard Technology for Teaching (TFT) Grant. The Grant is designed to support innovative and effective uses of technology in the classroom setting.
The University of Jos won the Grant alongside two other African Institutions, Makarere University in Uganda and the South African University of the Free State, Bloemfontein. Each recipient of the Grant award would receive a grant of cash and equipment to implement their proposed technology based course redesign integration project. The 2008 HPTFT Higher Education Grant award is valued at about 100,000 US dollars.
The winning project titled “Integrating Technologies for teaching Mathematics in an African University” submitted by the University of Jos Mathematics Department under the leadership of Professor (Ms) W. Sirisena, while Professor L.S.O. Liverpool heads the four person Departmental Team.
Reacting to the development, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jos, Professor Sonni G. Tyoden congratulated the project team and declared his full support for the project. While recognizing the resourcefulness of the team members and the Unijos Mathematics Department, Professor Tyoden enjoined them to keep up the good work.
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