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.

Steve Otowo
Deputy Registrar
Information and Publications

Re: UNIVERSITY OF JOS WINS INTERNATIONAL TEACHING GRANT

... and some of the results are starting to become visible at:
http://www.unijos.edu.ng/mathematics/lead_in_elearning.html

congratulations!

Re: UNIVERSITY OF JOS WINS INTERNATIONAL TEACHING GRANT

The Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) under the leadership of Prof. Peter Okebukola recently presented to the Nigerian public, a ranking of universities in the country in hierarchical order that is in tandem with their performances in the assessment exercise carried out by the Commission viz Federal Universities, State Universities and Private Universities.
This write-up will have the Federal Universities and more particularly, The University of Jos as its ccna showpiece in view of the undisguised fact that State Universities are products of ego-boosting idiosyncrasy and Babylonic self-monumentalisation by our legacy-at-all-cost conscious Governors who are besotted with contemptible disposition for sound intellectual and mental rigour that is the hall mark of University education, while their Private counterparts are merely icons of individualistic, religious and financial schemes. It is increasingly becoming apparent to all optimists that the essential values of higher education cannot be preserved by the ill-advised and often swift recourse to State and Private universities that are springing up in the country as these Universities are not founded on the same enlightened philosophy that informed the evolution of private universities in other climes.
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