The Universal Service Provision Fund was at the 2015 Esri User Conference in San Diego, USA, from 20th to 24th July, 2015 to present a paper on the Access Gap "GIS Mapping of Network Transport Gaps in Nigeria". Anyone interested in reading the paper as well as other proceeding of the conference can visit the 2015 User Conference Proceedings Page.
The USPF, in collaboration with the Librarians' Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN), is conducting training for librarians to manage the e-library project implemented in 74 public libraries under the Information Resource Centre project.
The intensive 5-module training programme being carried out on a zone-by-zone basis is one of the outputs of a comprehensive sustainability programme designed to ensure that the beneficiary libraries are equipped with adequate skills to manage and sustain the e-libraries.
At the end of the programme, three librarians from each of the e-libraries totaling two hundred and twenty two (222) librarians would have been trained.
Pursuant to its determination to sustain the momentum in the strides achieved during the first year of the Strategic Management Plan (SMP) 2013 – 2017, the Board and Management of USPF took a break in December 2014 from the office environment to conduct a strategic retreat.
It was an opportunity to review its scorecard in the first 20 months of SMP 2013 – 2017 and to agree on action points for the next implementation period within the context of global trends in Universal Access and Universal Service. In line with the theme of the retreat “Sustaining the Vision”, the Board and Management affirmed the validity of current projects and identified opportunities that could provide additional impetus for higher performance in the coming years.