In order to bridge this wide gab to either possess skills that is relevant for employment or at least empower individual as entrepreneur the Management of Al-Qalam University set up the consultancy units named Al-Qalam University Center for Institutional Development (AUCID) to facilitate the process of skill acquisition and self empowerment in our great Islamic Institution among staff and students. The unit was established in 2008 but could not fully take off until now. The Management recently got sponsorship from CBN to build a state-of-the-art AUCID complex which is about 70% completed. This project will not only boost the University status but also serve as a hub for skill learning and training for the entire country.
Temporarily, the Management has equipped the upper wing of the Senate building with 50 computer laptops to start the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) training and Arabic Language with computer appreciation. I will implore you to take advantage of this opportunity to equip yourself in the use of Computer for your day to day activities. The ICT as a tool for human development and interaction has come to stay. You will be left much behind if you still lack the knowledge and skill to use computer for your learning and research. Our aim is to make you skillful before the end of your programme.
The Center has engaged seasoned practical oriented resource persons to impact these skills as appropriate. The programme is structured to run courses that lead to Certificate and Diploma Programme. The programme will run independently but along with your regular academic programme on part-time basis. The Registration fees are N15,000 and N25,000 for Certificate and Diploma programme respectively. The training shall be Fridays and Saturdays to avoid clash with the regular academic programmme. The training is officially commencing on Friday 1st March 2013. Insha Allah.