MainOne, a telecommunications and services company, is partnering the University of Lagos (UNILAG) to boost its high-speed internet bandwidth connectivity on campus.
The partnership will ensure that the university benefits from ubiquity of broadband access, which is aimed at improving the quality of education in the institution via improved access to Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
Speaking on the partnership deal, MainOneâ€™s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Folu Aderibigbe, said the connection of UNILAG to MainOneâ€™s superior bandwidth was part of plans to extend its internet services to the education community.
â€œNigerian tertiary institutions need to be strengthened and empowered to ensure global competitiveness. MainOne sees the need to assist the educational system meets its learning and research objectives and provide a platform for experience exchange and problem solving within educational and research institutions all over the world,” Aderibigbe said.
This has formed the basis for the tertiary institutions we have connected in the country, he added.
Aderibigbe also explained that digital literacy was critical to the improvement of quality of life in todayâ€™s contemporary world and that MainOne was committed to accelerating connectivity penetration across educational institutions in Nigeria.
Acting Director/Chairman, Center for Information Technology and Systems, at the university, Professor Mowete, expressed appreciation of MainOneâ€™s intervention and observed that the broadband would significantly extend the institutionâ€™s research and content delivery capabilities in terms of sharpening the studentâ€™s research skills and broadening the horizon and scope of their studies.
In less than three years, MainOne has emerged the preferred provider of bandwidth connectivity solutions to leading tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Currently, eight higher institutions of learning, namely: University of Nigeria, University of Lagos, Obafemi Awolowo University, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka, Redeemers University, and Lagos Business School have directly benefited from MainOneâ€™s super fast and reliable connectivity solutions.