Regent University College of Science and Technology, is organising a three-week Information Technology training course, for Senior High School leavers and prospective University students.
The IT Course has been organised with the aim of enhancing the IT skills of fresh Senior High School graduates awaiting their results from the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (W.A.S.S.C.E.).
This initiative is in fulfillment of Regent's Corporate Social Responsibility.
As part of the course, participants will also receive free career and academic counselling, to enable them make informed choices about their career and make the most out of University education. Participants will also be equipped with skills to increase their employability.
Course instructors comprise of full time teaching staff from the Regent Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Allied Sciences (FECAS), with support from a team of interns.
Dr. Natesan Sundaram, M.E., Ph.D, a lecturer with FECAS, and one of the course tutors, took participants through a session on: "Interaction with Computer Hardware."
In this session, participants learnt about the inner workings of computer hardware and how the inner components of laptop computers function.
They also learnt how to resolve some errors that may occur while using computer hardware.
"The students showed keen interest in the session, and asked lots of questions", Dr. Sundaram said.
A participant in the course, who recently completed Benkum Senior High School, had this to say:
"I was a bit confused about what qualifications I needed to pursue my dream of studying Engineering at the University level. I got insights about this by participating in this course".
He added: "As an SHS leaver, I felt right at home from the beginning. The course is educative, and has given me ideas of what I can do in the future", he added.
The course runs from 11th June, to 30th June, 2018.