Technology enthusiasts in Abuja were treated to seven hours of quality tutorials on the latest gadgets, software and tech tricks at the 8th Technology Open House hosted by the School of Information Technology and Computing. The event at the YarAdua Center on December 8 was the first time AUN’s stellar SITC faculty was hosting the hugely popular Open House outside the campus and the public loved it.
The Open House is a series of short training workshops on key computing technologies that are transforming the way organizations do business. The Abuja event featured three tracks: Web Design & Applications; Database Management & System Modeling Track, and Server Administration & Telecommunications delivered through
Each semester, for the last 4 years, the American University of Nigeria has operated a one day Technology Open House for the general public in Yola designed to introduce new and innovative technologies with the potential to improve the way we operate and do business.
SITC Dean Dr. Matthias Fonkam said the open house aimed at sharing innovations in mobile technology that are transforming our world” with the University and the wider Nigerian community.
“Technology when properly applied can help people in leadership management positions to see how they can understand the complexities of managing the people and their organizations to achieve better results.
The Dean said that the event contributes to the development mission of the University. “If you look at the strategic plan of this University, technology is labelled as a key pillar of that agenda. It is expected of us that we go beyond teaching students or doing research.”
On the impact of AUN’s Technology Open House on the economy, Dr. Abubakar Sadiq Hussaini, also of SITC, said that the show will benefit both private and public sectors. He said it will help them not only to improve how they efficiently handle their day-to-day activities in their offices, but to manage their businesses as well.
Interim Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Charles Nche, noted that businesses within Yola have also adopted some ideas from the Open House to improve the efficiency of their businesses.