Interswitch Seeks Collaboration with Covenant on E-Learning Programme
Interswitch, an Africa-focused integrated digital payments and Commerce Company, has proposed the introduction of its e-Learning Certification Programme to the Management of Covenant University, with a view to providing education and awareness on electronic payment to students of the University.
Making a presentation titled, ‘Enhancing the Employability of Graduates through Hands-on Industry Specific Training’, to the Covenant management on Monday, November 28, 2016, the Head, e-Learning Department, Interswitch, Ms. Esther Moore, said her company’s e-Learning programme is “designed to bring about the development of hands-on skills required to have a successful career in banking, telecommunications, oil and gas and other payment industries”.
According to her, the programme is meant for penultimate and final year students who will start by taking the Fundamentals of Electronic Payments, after which they move to the Professional level and lastly, the Expert level. However, for Interswitch to deploy the programme in Covenant University, students of the institution must register for the programme and the programme centre must be equipped with computers, Ms. Moore added.
Speaking on the benefits of the programme, the Interswitch representative said that successful students would have the opportunity of meeting potential employers, climb the career ladder faster than their peers and become sought-after certified professionals.
Ms. Moore disclosed that faculty and staff of the University could also enroll for the e-Learning programme because in her words, “the new Information Technology is payment and the information future is payment”.
Mrs. Mercy Agumadu, who represented the Dean, Students Affairs, Mr. Azubuike Ezenwoke, at the event, described the proposal by Interswitch as worthwhile, adding that the Students Affairs Department was looking at it as something the University’s students would love to do.
In his remarks, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shalom Chinedu, who stood in for the Vice-Chancellor, Professor AAA. Atayero, said that Covenant University would give favourable consideration to anything that would enhance the quality of her students. “Generally, people complain about the employability of Nigerian graduates; we are concerned about the fate of our graduates, that’s why we ensure our graduates are of very high quality,” he said.
Professor Shalom urged Interswitch to come up with a proposal for the two organisations to look at and come out with something workable.
Also at the meeting were the Registrar, Pastor Olamide Olusegun; Director, Financial Services, Pastor Bayo Oladehinbo; Director, Centre for Lifelong Learning, Dr. Jonathan Odukoya; and Deputy Director, Media and Corporate Affairs, Mr. Emmanuel Igban.