To develop ICT-based capacity for strengthening Research and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs); Facilitate and nurture collaboration between HEIs to cultivate a favourable policy environment; develop, utilise and sustain ICT networks, services and shared resources consistent with institutional roles as foci for development.

ICT ABU,Publishes Booklet on 'Standard for Networking'.

As ABU Zaria decides to make the move to join the host of institutions that leverage ICT to improve its organizational processes, it has become necessary that the process of setting up Infrastructure be done according to some standards that will ensure ease of management as well as meet minimum requirements for Intranet application that will be deployed now and in the future.
This document defines standards for the installation of voice and data networks in all departments or units of the university. It will be revised periodically.
I am glad to share a copy of the booklet with you,current development has also informed us of the need to work on another booklet titled 'Acceptable Usage Policy'which will soon be published too.Please send your comments and additions on this booklet to wale@abu.edu.ng
and mukom.tamon@abu.edu.ng

Summary of the 2007 ngNOG Workshop, Bayero University Kano, 18-24 November 2007

ngNOG 2007, the 2nd in the annual series of the Nigerian Network Operators Group (ngNOG) Workshops and Meetings, was successfully held at the Bayero University Kano (BUK) in Kano, from 18-24 November 2007.

Seventy five (75) delegates from 28 Nigerian Institutions and Organizations (HEIs, ISPs and private firms, NGOs, Government Agencies and Ministries) were trained by 16 volunteer instructors (8 from HEIs and 8 from the private sector) in the five parallel tracks of the 2007 ngNOG workshop in Kano. A healthy, steady growth and diversification of the ngNOG community is already observable. Respectively, 35 delegates from 14 institutions and 56 from 14 institutions participated in one track at pre-ngNOG Ibadan and in three tracks at ngNOG Jos last year.


The 2007 ngNOG Workshop and National Conference on ICTs & Education

The Nigerian Network Operators Group (ngNOG) announces the 2nd Annual Workshop and Conference.

Convened jointly by Nigerian Academic and Private Network Operators, the 2007 ngNOG Workshop will include four days of intensive training in five parallel tracks, and two days of meetings that culminate in the Annual Conference on ICTs and Education.

The 2007 ngNOG Event will be hosted by the Bayero University Kano (BUK), from 18 - 24 November 2007.

Event Timetable:
Workshop Arrival & Registration: 18 November 2007
ngNOG Workshop: 19 - 22 November 2007
Conference Arrival & Registration: 22 November 2007
ngNOG Meetings & Conference: 23 - 24 November 2007
Departure: 25 November 2007 (Sunday)

Call for Collaborators on VSAT monitoring using Free and Open Source Software

The ICT forum is interested in monitoring VSAT links of member institutes using free and open source software which will be non invasive and have no impact on the VSAT bandwidth. The information to be extracted from the data includes; the bandwidth utilization of the VSAT link, the various software applications in use and other relevant network traffic characterization such as the source and destination address, data volume, the protocol used etc.

Backbone Connectivity & Bandwidth Aggregation Studies etc

Galaxy Backbone Plc made this presentation at the ngNOG Jos Conference on 25 Nov 2006.

It should be studied in the context of the National IT Policy , and bearing in mind that the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) bill has since been signed in to law to implement the IT Policy.

Funding under the "Science and Technology Education Post-Basic" (STEP-B) Project

The Nigeria ICT Forum organized a "Resource and Strategy" seminar on 24th July, 2007, on "Advanced Academic Computing for Science & Technology Teaching and Research Collaboration".

The seminar was attended by 84 delegates from Universities (26), Colleges (7), Research Institutes (5), the Public Service (15), Development Agencies and Non-Governmental Institutions (9), and the Private Sector (22).

The purpose remains to stimulate the collaborative development of comprehensive proposals (by Research and Education Institutions, Professional societies, NGOs and the Private Sector) for funding under the Federal Ministry of Education's "Science and Technology Education Post-Basic" (STEP-B) Project.

Here are:

  1. Highlights on STEP-B presented by the Coordinator

The University of Jos announces the presence of an E-book on the Internet

It is my pleasure to announce the presence on the Internet of our E-book on “The History of Information and Communication Technology at the University of Jos” It is, the one of the few digital contributions in a growing body of documentation on ICT developments, within the Nigerian Higher Education Sector. The book can be accessed on the university website http://www.unijos.edu.ng/Partnership/CarnegieTranche2/interventions/ict/...

As we partner with you all, to strengthen ICT in the Nigerian Education Sector and bridge the digital divide, your comments on the book will be most appreciated.

Professor S. Gwanle Tyoden
Vice Chancellor

OBAFEMI AWOLOWO COMMISSIONS MINI ASSEMBLY PLANT

This is to inform the Forum that Obafemi Awolowo University commissioned her mini assembly plant, the first in any African University, on 21st May 2006. The fund for its development was donated by the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC). This plant is not meant to compete with industry, rather it is to complement it as well as train students on all important considerations for any industry assembly process.

It will also act as an outsourcing unit for companies who want to
outsource some of their assembly items to OAU. These may not necessarily be computers alone. We already have a proposal from a computer assembly company. We are ready to provide services to other Institutions in computer assemblage.

You may want to visit http://www.oauife.edu.ng for further details

Kunle

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