Brief History of ICT Unit
The Information and Communications Technology Department (ICT) was established at the inception of the University as a Department under the office of the Vice Chancellor. The idea of having an ICT Department at the inception is to facilitate achieving the University’s key mission of having an ICT driven institution.
The Department started with only six staff, but to date it has expanded to a team of ten (10) professionals with specialization across the various fields of Information Technology. It is organized to form four functional units namely as:
- Network & Hardware Unit
- Web/Portal Development Unit
- Management Information System (MIS) Unit
- Training & Help Desk Unit
The Department serves as the local provider of ICT services at the University supporting all applications and systems used for academic and non-academic purposes. Network and Hardware Maintenance Units handles the end to end maintenance of the University’s network and hardware devices including the Fibre Optic, Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), Metropolitan Area Network (MAN), Wireless Distribution System Network, IP-phones, Core Network Elements, Computers and peripherals and other IT devices.