An African Union (AU) delegation has visited Ekiti State University to establish a relationship that will see the institution serve as the pilot centre for the African Union investment in Information Communications Technology infrastructure.
The team led by the Head, finance and Administrative of the African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council, Mr. Opeyemi Aderinto said the AU has chosen Ekiti State University in the South West and the Institution would be a beneficiary of cloud internet facility, teleconferencing facilities, electronic classroom, electronic library and other ICT upgrade facilities.
Mr. Oderinto reiterated that the AU investment was part of an agenda to increase ICT capacity and boost e-learning in African universities.
The leader of the African Union ICT team, Dr. John Tunji Asaolu said the AU will require a land space on the University campus to construct an ICT hub control centre while several staff of the University would be trained.
The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Samuel Oye Bandele who immediately directed the coordinator of the Physical Planning Department, Builder Abulefon to search for a suitable land space for the AU team added that his administration has begun a total overhaul of the ICT infrastructure of the University which has yielded positive results as the institution now operates a full ICT portal which takes care of student registration anywhere in the world, check results update and total elimination of manual University lifestyle.
Prof. Bandele thanked the African Union for their love for EKSU.