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Unilorin, Glo partner on e-learning

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Globacom and the University of Ilorin have
entered into a partnership to take tertiary
education in Nigeria to a higher level as they
have agreed to initiate a platform where
students can access their lectures and
lecturers from anywhere in the world.
The communications will be accessed through
the students’ hand-held devices or large
computer screens. The plan to revolutionise the
classroom experience of Nigerian university
students will ride on Globacom’s vast
nationwide voice and data infrastructure. This was the
outcome of a visit to the Mike
Adenuga Towers, Globacom’s corporate
headquarters, by principal officers of the
university led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof.
Abdulganiyu Ambali, recently.
Ambali rated Globacom as the number one
telecommunications service provider in the
country with the capacity to deliver end-to-end
solutions for every sector of the economy. He
said that Globacom had changed the face of
the telecoms industry in Nigeria with its huge
investments in technology.
Globacom is the official telecoms partner of the
University of Ilorin, providing direct and
exclusive internet connection to the whole
university community. Ambali applauded the
existing relationship the institution already has
with the company and requested that the
relationship be upgraded to meet the demands
of teaching in the internet age.
Receiving the delegation, Globacom’s Chief
Commercial Director, Prabhat Aggarwal,
explained that the telecoms company had the
richest experience in providing integrated
telecommunication services to organisations in
the country. According to him, Globacom is the
official telecoms carrier for most of the leading
firms in Nigeria, including the oil and gas
sector, banking, manufacturing, food and
beverage sectors as well as government
establishments .
“With this track record and given our wide
network running on microwave infrastructure,
optic fiber rings and the Glo 1 submarine cable,
it will not be difficult to provide integrated
voice and data services to your community for
academic, administration and security
purposes,” Aggarwal told Vice Chancellor and
his team.
The university’s delegation included the Head
Of Consultancy Services, Prof Olugbenga
Mokuolu, Director of ICT, Dr. Jeleel Ojuade, and
Acting Director, Advancement Centre, Prof.
Ahmed Musa.
Globacom explained to the team that the
company already had an electronic learning
(eLearning) template that could put all faculty
curriculum, lecture notes and cached teaching
sessions for up to 5 years on the intranet or
internet for the academic community to access
at will from anywhere.
This is in addition to video streaming, local
intranet and extranet, web-based learning plus
teleconferencing facilities which can make a
live connection between students in a class
and a lecturer from anywhere in the world.
Globacom offered to also provide the University
community with internal communication
solutions including Closed User Group (CUG),
fixed wireless connections and Bucket GPRS
services which provides bulk data bundle for
the entire community and PABX connections.

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