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.

The 2009 ngNOG at Unilorin: A Synergy With The Mortenson Centre

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Mortenson Center for International Library Programs is supporting the participation of 20 University Librarians, Deputy Librarians and Library Information Systems Staff in the ngNOG Workshop and Meeting that will hold at the University of Ilorin, 2009.11.08-15.

Mortenson Centre is also contributing two resource persons to make presentations and interact with delegates to the technology tracks of the 2009 ngNOG Event, as well as with the host-institution's Library Staff. This arrangement was made possible by the MacArthur Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, who also support the Mortenson Centre.

Senior delegates under this arrangement will mostly be at Strategy, Policy and Management Track along with IT Directors and Coordinators from the same and other institutions. Among the many useful spin-off benefits of such an interaction will be a much better mutual understanding and working relationships between Libraries and IT Directorates.

Growing such interactions (between Libraries and IT Directorates) is important for campus networking and has long been deliberately cultivated and advocated elsewhere. This was the subject of an African planning meeting convening supported by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation on May 25- May 27, 2009 at the Bibliotheca Alexandrina with participation of the Stanford University Libraries, Council on Library and Information Resources, the Frye Institute and the happily re-incarnated and modernized Library of Alexandria.

The Mortenson Center's (and its funders') preference for building synergies with, and strengthening existing projects and platforms is a development-support best-practice that is very deeply appreciated.

The 2009 Nigerian Network Operators' Group Workshop and Meeting, University of Ilorin, 08-15 November, 2009

The 4th edition of the Annual ngNOG Workshop and Meeting is scheduled to take place at the University of Ilorin , as follows:

Workshop and Meeting Venue:
Geology Complex,
University of Ilorin (Permanent Site), Ilorin, Kwara State

Time: 9:00am Daily
Date: 08 - 15 November, 2009

Event Timetable:
Arrival & Registration: 08 November, 2009 (Sunday)
ngNOG Workshop: 09 - 13 November, 2009 (Monday - Friday)
ngNOG Tutorials: 14 November, 2009 (Saturday)
ngNOG Meeting: 14 November, 2009 (Saturday)
Departure: 15 November, 2009 (Sunday)

Application forms can be filled on line at

The closing date for receiving applications is Saturday 19th September 2009.

About the 2009 ngNOG

The 2008 Nigerian Network Operators Group Workshops and Meetings, University of Lagos, 16-26 November, 2008

The Convenors of the Nigerian Network Operators Group are pleased to announce the 3rd edition of the ngNOG Workshops and Meetings scheduled to take place as follows;

Workshop Venue:
Center for Information Technology and Systems,
University of Lagos

Time: 9:00am Daily
Date: 17 - 21 November, 2008

Conference Venue:
Afe Babalola Hall, University of Lagos

Time: 9:00am Daily
Date: 24- 25 November, 2008

Event Timetable:
Arrival & Registration: 16 November, 2008 (Sunday)
ngNOG Workshop: 17 - 21 November, 2008 (Monday - Friday)
ngNOG Tutorials: 22 - 23 November, 2008 (Saturday -Sunday)
ngNOG Meetings: 24 - 25 November, 2008 (Monday - Tuesday)
Departure: 26 November, 2008 (Wednesday)

This 10 day event is a domestication of the annual AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology ( and will include two days for meetings and the Annual Conference on ICTs and Education.


The University of Jos has won the 2008 Hewlett Packard Technology for Teaching (TFT) Grant. The Grant is designed to support innovative and effective uses of technology in the classroom setting.

The University of Jos won the Grant alongside two other African Institutions, Makarere University in Uganda and the South African University of the Free State, Bloemfontein. Each recipient of the Grant award would receive a grant of cash and equipment to implement their proposed technology based course redesign integration project. The 2008 HPTFT Higher Education Grant award is valued at about 100,000 US dollars.

The winning project titled “Integrating Technologies for teaching Mathematics in an African University” submitted by the University of Jos Mathematics Department under the leadership of Professor (Ms) W. Sirisena, while Professor L.S.O. Liverpool heads the four person Departmental Team.

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

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

[G2:921 class=g2image_float_left]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

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


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 for further details


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