Aisha Gombe, Associate Professor of Computer Science, Louisiana State University, United States of America, has expressed her readiness to give back to her home country through her expertise in education by influencing the standard of teaching Computer Science in Nigerian universities to meet global standards.
The professor, who just got a grant from the United States Security Agency for Cybersecurity and Digital Forensic Laboratories, disclosed this plan during a visit to Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora commission, in her office in Abuja.
Gombe said: “The world is evolving, so we are currently working with Gombe State University in Computer Science education through active learning, improving their curriculum, teaching more classes in artificial intelligence into science and more.
“We are also working on modalities that will allow sending some of their PhD students to me for bench work.”
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Gombe has also funded five Nigerians to pursue their PhD in the United States.
According to her, home is forever home and as a proud Nigerian, there are a lot of opportunities, expertise and resources she can bring back home.
Gombe reiterated that part of her work in the US involves working with National and State Security Agencies on Cybersecurity and Digital Forensic.
She was excited about her meeting with Vice President Kashim Shetimma, whom, she said, is already facilitating an arrangement for her to carry out capacity development training for multiple agencies in Nigeria.
Hon. Dabiri-Erewa, who congratulated Gombe on her appointment following the United States National Security Agency grant of $1.5 million to Louisiana State University for Cybersecurity Prototype Clinic (lab) for experiential, noted that the country is very proud of her.
Gombe obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Abuja and her MBA at Bayero University, Kano, before leaving for the US.