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Local Applications/Content Deployment

The USPF will support, in line with its mandate local entrepreneurs to develop local applications and content for the internet. The aim is to improve adoption of ICT in everyday activities and bridge the digital divide. The local applications and/or content would be socially and culturally relevant to the communities.

In addition, projects that will support local content hosting platforms will also be implemented.

Local Content Deployment

The USPF shall facilitate the deployment of local content and applications/solutions which promote the use of ICTs in rural, un-served and underserved areas of the country. USPF’s strategy shall be to partner with relevant stakeholders for the deployment of application /solutions in Nigerian Education curriculum, which provide relevant information/solutions to Secondary Schools under the SKC programme in line with the Ministry of Education.

 

TIKC - Tertiary Institutions Knowledge Centres

Tertiary Institutions Knowledge Center (TIKC) is one of the initiatives of the Universal Service Provision Fund aimed at facilitating bandwidth connectivity and installation of ICT devices and peripherals in selected tertiary institutions.

The TIKC project will also serve as ICT centre in each selected tertiary institution. The ICT centre will be an avenue for students to acquire and improve their ICT skills e.g. application development and web design etc. This will also give attention to technology startups that could be further trained and mentored to develop technology solutions that will be commercially viable to attract financial growth and create job opportunities for the up-coming generation.

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E-Accessibility Project

This project is expected to be executed in consultation with the relevant stakeholders. The objective of the project is to provide ICT needs of persons living with disabilities in Nigeria and access to required ICT services through institutions/organisations set up to cater for this group. In this regard, USPF shall make provisions within its budget to support all-inclusive ICT access to people living with disabilities.

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IRC - Information Resource Centres

The project is designed to provide platform for online fully cross searchable portal for displaying library documents and educational database to ensure that users have unlimited access to wealth of knowledge, educational materials on wide range of subjects with international standard quality of materials.

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E-Health Project

The project is aimed at using Information Communication Technologies (ICT) to improve access to healthcare, raise the quality and reduce cost of health care provision thereby endowing patients in rural communities. It is expected to be executed in alliance with the National Primary Health Development Agency (NPHDA), Primary Health/Public Health Centres in rural, unserved and underserved communities. The project will be designed to provide access to real-time consultancy services between primary health centres/facilities with General Hospitals, Federal Medical Centres and other existing secondary Public Health Centres.

The target is to provide internet access between selected primary health centres and the secondary health centres across the country by 2022. This will be achieved by connecting remote, rural and underserved communities with referral centres, expert care and support training health care providers using ICT. It will also facilitate communications between primary health workers, specialists and patients for improved health care access in rural communities.

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