As part of its education support intervention in Nigeria, the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) has completed a three-day workshop on Data Analysis using Stata for Nigerian University Lecturers.
The program, according to the organization is aimed at the sustainable improvement of teaching and learning processes in the country.
In his opening remarks, the Executive Director of the Centre, Engr. Yunusa Zakari Ya’u said that Lecturers from across Kano and neighboring universities were also motivated and inspired for academic excellence.
He revealed that the training was designed to empower and motivate the lecturers to ensure quality teaching and research in our institutions.
Engr. Yunusa explained that such workshops would help University Lecturers enhance their knowledge in statistical analysis and interpretation through Stata.
The Executive Director also explained that CITAD is concerned with educational development, particularly in Northern Nigeria, and has been organizing a series of training and sensitization lectures for the students of tertiary and secondary schools and the general public.
On his part, Dr. Mohammed Aminu Aliyu of the Department of Economics, Bayero University, Kano, who facilitated the training says in today’s digital world, the use of data has become a day-to-day business requirement be it in public or private organizations.
“Whichever industry or field one’s in, you always come across data either directly or indirectly, as someone who relies on decisions made from data or directly as the person making sense of it.
Dr. Aliyu emphasized that Data is a powerful tool and is the fuel behind the most efficient and effective decisions and will enable users to analyze, manage, and produce graphical visualizations of data.
“It is primarily used by researchers in the fields of economics, biomedicine, and political science and many more to examine data patterns”.
Speaking during the workshop, two of the participants, Dr. Shukurat Bello and Dr. Riyauddeen Zubairu Maitama of Bayero University, Kano, appreciated the Centre for Information Technology and Development (CITAD) for the opportunity given to participate in the training.