Yobe State University (YSU) is to become the Centre of Robotics & Artificial Intelligence. A ceremony was held at the university’s Senate Chambers in Damaturu where It signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the ICT University, Louisiana, United States.
YSU Vice Chancellor Prof Yakubu Mukhtar and the President, Board of Trustees of the ICT University, Prof. Victor Mbarika, signed the MoU.
Mukhtar assured that YSU would continue to establish linkages with other institutions, home and abroad, to fast track its growth and development. He is optimistic that the MoU would open doors for YSU in future collaboration to various opportunities and institutions across the world.
Mukhtar stressed on the importance of collaboration and also said that the number one goal is research and scholarship and it will be ensured that good researches come out of both institutions, so that Yobe State will be one of the premier destinations of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence and modern areas of IT research.
“We have equipment for the e-learning and the e-Library and a multi-media equipment to help with the implementation of the Health Information Technology Diploma Programme with this YSU’s School of Medicine. Our goal is to ensure that there is a strong presence of information technology or we continue to enhance the presence of IT that this institution already has through the great leadership of Prof Mukhtar,” Mbarika said.