Main One, UNILAG tie broadband connectivity pact

Main One, UNILAG tie broadband connectivity pact

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Main One has added the University of Lagos (UNILAG), to its high-speed internet bandwidth connectivity which the cable company says will boost learning in the frontline centre of academic excellence.[blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”Main One”]“Nigerian tertiary institutions need to be strengthened and empowered, to ensure the global competitiveness. Main One sees the need to assist the educational system meet its learning and research objectives, and provide a platform for experience exchange and problem solving within educational and research institutions all over the world. This has formed the basis for the tertiary institutions we have connected in the country[/blockquote]

The partnership will ensure that the University benefits from broadband access and improvement in the quality of education in the institution through improved access to Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Main One says.

Speaking on the partnership, Folu Aderibigbe, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Main One explains that the connection of UNILAG to Main One’s bandwidth is part of the company’s plan to extend its Internet services to the education community.

“Nigerian tertiary institutions need to be strengthened and empowered, to ensure the global competitiveness. Main One sees the need to assist the educational system meet its learning and research objectives, and provide a platform for experience exchange and problem solving within educational and research institutions all over the world. This has formed the basis for the tertiary institutions we have connected in the country”, he says.

In his remarks, Ike Mowete, Acting Director/Chairman, Center for Information Technology and Systems (CITS), UNILAG, adds that the broadband would significantly extend the institution’s research and content delivery capabilities and help broaden student’s research skills and horizon in their chosen disciplines.

Main One says it provides bandwidth connectivity solutions to seven other tertiary institutions in Nigeria, including University of Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo University, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, Redeemers University and Lagos Business School.

 

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