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The USPF held a meeting with Stakeholders on the 21st April, 2016, in Lagos to solicit stronger collaboration with Operators and Service Providers to deepen ICT penetration in the un-served and underserved areas of the country.
The theme of the Focused Industry Stakeholders’ Forum is: Universal Access: Eliminating the Inclusion Barriers. The event commenced with a welcome address by Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta, FNSE, the Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission. The Secretary of the USPF, Mr. Ayuba Shuaibu, also spoke on ‘Creating the Partnership for Inclusive Access’ while the invited ICT expert shared his thoughts on the imperativeness of Universal Access to Inclusive Development.
One of the highlights of the event was the Hackathon Award. The ICT solutions created at the USPF Hackathon 2015 were showcased to provide opportunity for the Hackathon innovators to interact with potential investors and users of their products. It is one of the ways the USPF demonstrates her commitment to promoting ICT innovations and investment opportunities.
The USPF recently handed over an e-Learning Centre to the Management of the National Teachers’ Institute (NTI), Kaduna as part of its mandate of ensuring access to ICT services in the unserved/underserved areas and groups. The event marks a milestone in the collaboration between Messrs. Data Spectrum Ltd who had sought the partnership of the USPF in establishing the Centre to bridge ICT gap in teacher education in Nigeria.
Messrs Data Spectrum Ltd. won the support of the USPF to establish the Centre at the NTI Headquarters and main Campus in Kaduna. Consequently, the Centre was equipped with ICT infrastructure including 100 All-in-One PCs and 30 HP Lap-tops, deployment of rack and activation of servers, switches, routers and associated devices, deployment of access control system, installation of power and cooling systems, integration and configuration of all installed devices, establishment of a local area network using routers and CAT6 (where necessary) that will ensure seamless connectivity, provision of 4mbps internet connectivity via microwave and the training of relevant staff of the Institute.
Following the completion of this project, the Institute is now better equipped to provide ICT-enabled training for teachers, conduct Computer-Based Testing (CBT), and Data Management.
In his remarks, the Director General, Dr. Aminu Ladan, thanked the USPF for the intervention, and noted that the facility will go a long way in aiding the NTI in its quest for training and computerization.