UAT will expand digitisation to enhance research, academic excellence – Prof Ayakoroma

– Advocates Participatory Media

The Vice chancellor , Academic , University of Africa ( UAT ) Prof. Barclays Ayakoroma Says the media is crucial to credible Nov. 11 Bayelsa Guber election and Management of the University of Africa Toru-Orua, UAT, saying it will continue to expand and explore windows from the digitisation of the institution to further enhance research and academic excellence.
He said the utilisation of Information and Communication Technology, ICT, tools has been key in the preference of the University of Africa Toru-Orua, UAT, by training institutions and partners within and outside Bayelsa State.
The UAT Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic, Professor Barclays Foubiri Ayakoroma, stated this as a keynote speaker at the 2023 Press Week organized by the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Bayelsa State Council, at the Golden Tulip Hotel, Yenagoa.
He said parents and guardians of students at UAT can access and monitor the academic progress of their wards online following the digitisation of its systems just as e-learning is being programmed for the flood season.
Speaking on the theme, “Expanding Media Knowledge For A Better Information Management In The Niger Delta Region”, Prof. Barclays Ayakoroma advocated participatory media action that will enable citizens to access, critically analyze and interpret media contents as it will help to build confidence and guard against fake news.
The University Don noted that the role of the media remains crucial to a credible and successful Governorship Election in Bayelsa State and tasked members of the pen profession to raise the bar on political sensitization as Bayelsans prepare for the November 11 polls.
The University of Africa Toru-Orua, UAT, Deputy Vice-Chancellor applauded journalists for their services and contributions to national development and congratulated the NUJ Bayelsa State Council for the press week.

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