Friday, December 18, 2009

Unilag unveils internet connectivity multi-national project

University of Lagos, Akoka, in collaboration with Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria has introduced internet connectivity multi-national project for Higher Education Institutions (HEI's) in Lagos.

The project which was tagged Lagos Higher Education Connectivity Project (LHECP) aka Eko-Konnect will be launched on December 15, 2009 at the Centre of Information Technology and Systems (CITS) of the university.

According to the statement made available to Technologytimes, the LHECP hopes to catalyze the development of the Nigerian Research and Education Network (NgREN) by fostering collaborative research in network technology, development and sharing of content, applications and other resources as well as stimulate capacity building.

President of the Nigeria Computer Society and Director of the Centre for Information Technology and Systems in the University of Lagos, Charles Uwadia, said the project was initiated by the University of Lagos in partnership with the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria and Datasphir Solutions in order to facilitate and support network connectivity between all HEI’s in Lagos.

He noted that higher institutions in the country are faced with technical problems in network connectivity which eventually hinders the quality of education and research.

“Eko-Konnect would provide a platform for higher education in the Lagos area to come together to tackle some of these issues” he said.