Globe University IT Program Chair Demonstrates ‘We Care’ Mission on a Daily Basis

Growing up the second eldest of five siblings in Nigeria, information technology program chair Tunji Akanbi learned the importance of taking care of others. He uses that same philosophy in his classroom at Globe University.

“I see my students as my younger siblings in a way,” says Akanbi. “We all look out for each other. I’m both an instructor and sometimes a parent, friend or mentor.”

That’s likely why a student, who didn’t even know Akanbi, reached out to him in a time of need.

“I came to you with my laptop that was not working. It was full of viruses causing it to freeze up and [was] bombarded with pop-up ads,” the student says in an email to Akanbi. “Prior to that, the stress of being a new student with no technology background was overwhelming me already. Then when my computer ‘crashed,’ I was ready to throw in the towel. That’s when you came to my rescue!”

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