To further expand the coverage of the a2i, a thrust project of the Prime Minister, it has sought the participation of the academia to ensure its success. AIUB together with the other 3 universities were officially designated to partner in the implementation of this project. The present efforts of the government to pursue this project is enormous. However, in view of the growing demand from various sectors and for better understanding of its mechanism and application, it is necessary that more educational institutions be involved in the project. Together with East West University, Metropolitan University and University of Asia  Pacific, AIUB signed the MOU that signals the official participation of AIUB in the project. The Office of the Prime Minister was represented by Mr. Kabir Bin Anwar, Director, General Administration and Project Director, a2i Programme. After the signing, The Vice Chancellors of the 3 other universities delivered a brief address and the Pro Vice Chancellor, Prof. Dr. Charles C. Villanueva who represented the Vice Chancellor, Dr. Carmen Z. Lamagna. In his address, the Pro Vice Chancellor enumerated the different efforts and accomplishments of the University particularly the Faculty of Science and Information Technology (FSIT) in the area of information technology. Likewise, the future plans of the FSIT to promote the a2i in consonance with the responsibilities it has to undertake under the MOU. The areas of research with the faculty, students and industry need to be strengthened and expanded  to determine the impact of the project. Capacity building of the faculty, curriculum enrichment, innovative projects and other technology transfer have to be carried out to concretely register the impact of the project to various sectors or beneficiaries. On hand to support the project from AIUB are Prof. Dr. Tafazzal Hossain, Vice President for Academic and Dean of FSIT, Mr. Mashiour Rahman, Director, FSIT and Dr. Dip Nandi, Head, CS Department.  It is expected that the team from the Office of the Prime Minister will visit AIUB to have a first hand knowledge of its facilities, infrastructure, systems approach, classrooms, Laboratories and others to determine further AIUB’s capability as a service provider and as an educational institution.

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