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Zazzau emir launches ABU Smart Classroom – 21st CENTURY CHRONICLE – 21st CENTURY CHRONICLE

The Emir of Zazzau Ahmad Nuhu Bamalli has commissioned the Ahmadu Bello University, CreateView Smart Classroom on Saturday.
The smart classroom was established at Department of Computer Engineering of the university.
The facility, which is the first of its kind in Nigeria, comprises modern electronic devices and software solutions to facilitate and assist in teaching and learning environment.
A statement by the university’s media directorate said the facility is a technology-leveraged teaching – learning system, wherein the teacher is empowered to teach interactively and the student is inspired to learn with a quest for excellence.
The event is the result of the collaboration with the UNESCO International Centre for Higher Education Innovations (UNESCO-ICHEI), Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China and the Guanzhou CreateView Education Technology Company.
Emir Bamalli congratulated ABU on account of being the first institution of higher learning in Nigeria to have such teaching-learning facility.
He appreciated the partners in the project, including UNESCO-ICHEI and CreateView Education Technology Company, which donated the facility.
He said the electronic device would significantly ease teaching and learning in the university.
In his address, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kabiru Bala, explained that the event was coming at a time when the Senate of Ahmadu Bello University approved the new Teaching and Learning Policy (TLP).
A key aspect of the policy, according to the VC was the approval for adoption of Online and Blended Teaching and Learning (OBTL) for the conventional undergraduate and postgraduate studies.
In a brief overview of the project, the Head of Department of Computer Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University and Focal Person for UNESCO-ICHEI in Nigeria, Prof. M.B. Mu’azu, said that the varsity would look forward to the realization of some other items of the Memorandum of Understanding with Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China, as restrictions arising from COVID-19 eased.
Emir of Zazzau had presented a certificate of appreciation to the SCR Project Lead, Mr. Hassan A. Shehzad, who supervised the project.
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