June 25, 2024

The genius physicist who revolutionized our understanding of space, time, and matter with his theories of relativity, Albert Einstein, once said: “Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.”

No truer words can be said as the concept of lifelong learning has always been a cornerstone of the educational system. A concept, that the University of Lagos has adopted once again to prepare its staff for future capabilities and relevance.

In a world where technological advancements result in an exponential increase in globalization, the onus lies on universities to produce graduates who are well-equipped with both soft and hard skills to meet the demands of the global market. Ergo, the responsibility of training staff members to deliver quality education and services also lies with the universities.

In line with this fundamental understanding, the management, University of Lagos (UNILAG), held a virtual briefing session with Coursera team on Monday, February 6, 2023. This led to the university obtaining licenses for online training of its staff, so they can be equipped with up-to-date knowledge and skills to provide the best education and support services to students.

Subsequently, a call for expression of interest to participate in online courses on the Coursera online learning platform was made on Wednesday, February 15, 2023.

While some key officers had been nominated for these trainings, other members of staff were provided with the opportunity to apply for sponsorship and successful applicants, sponsored by the University.

The first batch of non-teaching staff invited on Thursday, February 24, 2023, were advised to commence their training programmes on Monday, February 27, 2023, and given Monday, March 27, 2023, as the deadline for completion.

We are delighted to announce that several of the participants have successfully completed their courses.

 

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