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VDT to provide LASU campuses with broadband Internet service

By Kehinde Olatunji
12 January 2022   |   4:04 am
VDT communications has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lagos State University (LASU) for the provision of broadband Internet service to the three campuses of the institution.

 Chief Operating Officer, Enterprise Sales, VDT, Mrs. Bimbo Ikumariegbe (left); Deputy Vice Chancellor (VC), Academics, Lagos State University (LASU),Ojo, Prof. Elias Wahab; Group Managing Director/CEO of VDT Communications, Biodun Omoniyi; VC, LASU, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, and Deputy VC, Administration LASU, Prof. Adenike O. Boyo, during the signing of an MoU between LASU and VDT for premium Internet service  provision  for the three campuses of the school in Ojo, Ikeja and Epe, at the office of the VC, Ojo main campus, Lagos.<br />

VDT Communications has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Lagos State University (LASU) for the provision of broadband Internet service to the three campuses of the institution.
   
The three campuses that the Internet service will cover include, LASU main campus in Ojo; Lagos State University College of Medicine (LASUCOM), Ikeja and the Epe campus of the institution.
  
The MoU signing ceremony, which was held at the Ojo campus, is aimed at modernising and revamping the Internet service access and distribution of the different campuses to facilitate seamless staff and students accessibility to online portal services and e-Learning transformation.
 


VDT Communications is expected to bring her wealth of experience, innovation and expertise to transform and take broadband Internet service provision in the institution to a greater height.
 
Speaking at the signing of the MoU, Managing Director and CEO of VDT, Biodun Omoniyi, stated that the Internet service would decongest the classrooms and enable academic faculties to provide lectures remotely to students.
  
He added that the measure would enable the students to receive lectures within the campuses without both parties having to be physically present in a traditional classroom setting.
 
“This will also support the admission process of new intake, new classes registration process of existing students as well as dynamic ICT growth of the institution to world class standard.
 
“Enhanced Internet provision for the three LASU campuses will equally ensure seamless operation and facilitate online engagement of stakeholders for payment, easy access to learning materials, lecture notes, videos and other online resources. The digital world promotes transparency, accountability, smooth processing of administrative activities and communication with each of the campuses.
  

The Vice Chancellor of the Institution, Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, in her remarks, stated that the vision of the institution of becoming the best university in West Africa would be almost 70 per cent achieved once there is Internet.
   
She added that the Internet service would be for the members of staff (Teaching and Non – Teaching) and world-class students of the varsity.

Also speaking, acting Director, Directorate of Information, Communication, Technology (DICT), Dr. Toyin Enikuomehin, stressed the need for Internet services in the varsity, adding that the signing of the MoU is coming at the right time.
  
He stressed that the facility will broaden the scope of research, creativity and innovation of staff and students of the University.
 
“Availability of the Internet will give users a seamless experience on the platforms. In keeping with the vision of the Vice Chancellor, the ICT reiterates that students’ operational life cycle is real time thus making service delivery fast and efficient,” he stated.