Ritman University in Good Standing as Fourth Batch Undergrads Matriculate

Erstwhile Visiting Professor of the National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof Akaneren Essien, says Ritman University (RU) is rated by the NUC as being “in good standing”.
Prof Essien, a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Uyo, remarked that RU has recorded huge successes in its academic programmes and the recent NUC accreditation exercise in which it received approval for all the 14 programmes offered.
Matriculating students of RU were urged to dream of inventing works that can transform society in the mould of Facebook, Google, Samsung or Microsoft. Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof Celestine Ntuen, gave this charge during his speech at RU’s 4th Matriculation ceremony held in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State on Friday 22 March 2019.

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Google Trains Ritman University Students on Digital Skills

Trainers under the auspices of Google Digital Skills for Africa initiative have taught Ritman University students opportunities available on the internet for learning, staying safe online, getting employed and starting businesses.

The training session, facilitated by Konverge Media, held on Tuesday 12 March 2019 at the RU College Auditorium in Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State in furtherance of Google’s vision to inculcate digital skills in 10 million Africans within the next five years.

Digital Skills Trainer, Okoli Benjamin, explained that the World Wide Web is just one of the major services running on the internet, others including: email, instant messaging, multiplayer games and the File Transfer Protocol (FTP) service. A website, he defined, is a collection of web pages that are grouped together under the same domain (domain being the space rented to host a website). Differentiating between a browser and search engine, he said search engine is a special kind of website that helps users find web pages from other websites, while a browser is a piece of software that retrieves and displays web pages. Examples of search engine are Google, Bing etc.

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