On November 16, AUN launched the student chapter of the Association for Information Systems.
Addressing the audience at the occasion, Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost, Prof. Muhammadou Kah, said he was excited that the AUN learning community had connected globally. The platform will widen their networks around the world.
“This is what gives additional credibility to your degree and your profession. As professionals, it is quite important that you become active in the communities that serve your intellectual pursuit and growth.”
Dr. Chidi Ononiwu of SITC advised the members to leverage the forum to do great things such as developing mobile apps that address community needs. He shared his experience as a member of IS in Australia.
Dr. Ago Quaye of SITC said the association would give them the platform to meet people and share ideas. “Grow in this association. You will get to meet renowned faculty who will be willing to work with you.”
The faculty advisor, Dr. Ferdinand Che, thanked the Chair of the Information Systems, Dr. Narasimha Rao Vajjhala, for his initiative to bring the association to AUN.
The inaugural meeting of the association was held on September 27 where the ten members present discussed and amended bylaws of the organization. These ten founding members include three doctoral students, two M.Sc. students, and the remaining five from the IS undergraduate program.
A transitional leadership elected by members include Ibrahim Inuwa, President; Mohammed Nasiru Yakubu, Vice-President; Fortune Chukwu, Secretary, and Sarah Bitrus and Mr. Christopher Ogu as Treasurers.
The Association for Information Systems (AIS) is an international, not-for-profit, professional association serving society through the advancement of knowledge and the promotion of excellence in the practice and study of information systems (https://aisnet.org/, 2018).
Reported by Omorogbe Omorogiuwa