The Vice-Chancellor is currently participating in the 16th Edition of eLearning Africa International Conference &Exhibition on ICT for Education, Training and Skills Development held on 24th to 26th May 2023 at Abdou Diouf International Conference Centre-CICAD Dakar, Senegal. Today's session aims to address the evolving needs of African graduates in the dynamic job market and explore innovative approaches to ensure their readiness for future employment and entrepreneurial endeavours. Recognizing the importance of equipping students with relevant skills and knowledge, the Vice -Chancellor has taken a proactive role in representing TAU at this significant event.
The chairperson of the Session: Louis Omolayo Adekola, Centre for International Education Nigeria and the speakers of the Session; Mary Mwangi, Bridge2Rwanda, Rwanda spoke on Exploring A New Way of Learning for a Globally Oriented Africa and Ghada El Khayat, from Alexander University, Egypt spoke on EdTech Incubators as a Vehicle to African Innovative Learning and Economic Development: The case of PILOT Incubator, Alexandria University, Egypt
Professor Francisca Oladipo known for her visionary leadership and forward thinking approach, is actively engaged in exploring solutions that will shape the future of education at the institution. By attending workshops, panel discussions, and networking sessions, she seeks to identify cutting-edge technologies and strategies to foster entrepreneurship and ensure graduates possess the skills demanded by the job market. The institution has been committed to nurturing well-rounded and Job-ready graduates. By actively engaging in events like the e-Learning Africa Conference, the institution demonstrates its dedication to staying at the forefront of educational advancements and responding effectively to the needs of students and the evolving job market.
As the conference unfolds, The Vice-Chancellor will join the E-learning Africa’s closing debate:“This House Believes that AI will do More Harm than good to Education in Africa” as she will be supporting the motion of the debate as one the speakers of the session. This will further contribute to the enhancement of Thomas Adewumi University's educational landscape. Her active involvement in seeking innovative solutions will undoubtedly empower students and shape the future of higher education at the institution.
With education serving as a catalyst for socioeconomic development, TAU reaffirms its commitment to nurturing graduates who are not only academically proficient but also possess the entrepreneurial skills required to thrive in the modern world.