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Ilorin fibre optic project goes live

29 October 2013, 09:35Henry Ifeanyi

Lagos - The N95-million fibre optic project at the University of Ilorin in Kwara State is expected to go live later on Tuesday.

CAJ News learnt that the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, Vice Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Abdul Ganiyu Ambali, Ministry of Communication Technology, Omobola Johnson, representatives of the World Bank and several other dignitaries will attend the official commissioning of the project.

The World Bank-assisted fibre optic project, which is part of Nigeria’s ambitious effort to connect all 27 federal universities in the country to the internet by 2014, is designed to enhance internet and intranet connectivity in the university. It involves massive deployment of Information Communication Technology infrastructure at the Network Operating Centre (NOC) and underground laying of cables across the main campus.

The exercise is also expected to connect 12 medical colleges and 28 off campus sites, a number of polytechnics and colleges of education.

Lagos-based ICT Company, Information Gateway Digital Systems Limited, is executing the project.

The project is in collaboration with Ministry of Education, National Universities Commission, Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) and World Bank STEP-B.

– CAJ News



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