17 graduate from Cisco Academy

Head of SAFT Professor Mohammed Umar (2nd from left) with the graduates of the Cisco Academy at the Alafua Campus in Samoa. Picture: SUPPLIED

A TOTAL of 17 students of the University of the South Pacific’s Alafua campus yesterday graduated from the Cisco Networking Academy.
The graduates were involved in Information Communication Technology (ICT) studies, engineers, Information Technology (IT) managers, systems and network administrators and technicians from local internet service providers.
According to the head of the School of Agriculture and Food Technology (SAFT), Professor Mohammed Umar, Cisco was a tough program and students had to achieve 70 per cent for both the skills exam and the final exams.
“I must congratulate all the graduating students and their instructors for achieving this milestone. One of the drivers of change projecting in 2024 is digital technology,” Mr Umar said.
“So this program is extremely important to prepare students with the necessary knowledge and skills to design, build, maintain and troubleshoot computer networks at various organisations and institutions.”
Cisco is a multi-national corporation, with over 35,000 employees in more than 115 countries and is a worldwide leader in IT and networking.