The Information and Communications Technology Department (ICTD) 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 six functional units namely as:
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.
The Goal of ICT Department
To facilitate sustainable collaboration with other higher institutions and industry players at home and abroad, in delivering contemporary teaching and learning methodologies through the application of ICT that will enhance and promote modern research, development and consultancy for the advancement of value-based information systems at Sokoto State University and the host community.
The University is equipped with an ultra-modern structure cabling system both at Faculty and Senate building. A Solid fibre Optic Technology Project by Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) will soon commence that will link with the three premier Faculties and the Senate Building plan was also on ground to extend the link to University Library and e-Library under construction, with the Data Center also expected to commence construction this year while each of these buildings will independently networked over Local Area Network (LAN).
Plan was also on ground to integrate the Fiber Optic to new structures under constructions to achieve a 100% physical connectivity within the University. From 2013 to date, the University internet service was gradually transforming from a C-Band VSAT Satellite System on a shared 512kbps/2Mb bandwidth plan and was only accessible from 0900Hrs to 1600Hrs working days owing to insufficient power backup deployed by our firs notable ICT donor National Information Technology Development Agency NITDA. In the year 2015 and beyond the University is expecting to migrate from VSAT to a more robust internet service platform using Fiber/Microwave over MTN Broadband. With this development, the University is expecting to realized over 50% increase in the internet bandwidth used previously and was made to run 24/7 daily after deploying sufficient hybrid power solution.
The Department is committed to promoting knowledge and understanding of ICT among the University’s students and Staff and in the wider community. Furthermore, it encourages critical thinking about the use of ICT and its importance for national development.
The ICT Department as part of its mandate, sought partnerships with the following agencies to facilitate the delivery of key ICT services in the University. Some of the major partners include:
Training Organized By ICT Department
The ICT Department offers ICT related trainings and refresher programs to the University Staff, Students and the host community. Some of the training conducted this year are listed below:
This is to bring to the notice of all candidates who applied for admission into the Sokoto State University, Sokoto through U
Records in the Bursary Department show that the under listed students have not paid their 2017/2018 session registration fees
All newly admitted students and the entire University Community are invited to attend a one day Matriculation and Oath taking Ceremony for the 2017/2018 Academic Session, scheduled as follows:
Date: Saturday 5th May, 2018
SOKOTO STATE UNIVERSITY TO COLLABORATE WITH AFRICAN REGIONAL INSTITUTE FOR GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN THE AREAS OF RESEARCH AND MANPOWER DEVELOPMENT
Arrangements are und
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