Nigerian telecommunications and services company MainOne, has signed a partnership agreement with the University of Lagos (UNILAG), aimed at boosting high-speed internet bandwidth connectivity on campus.
The agreement will see UNILAG benefit from ubiquity of broadband access, which will in turn have a positive impact on academic pursuits within the institution.
MainOne’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Folu Aderibigbe said linking the university directly to the MainOne broadband network was part of the company’s strategy to extend its internet services to the entire educational community.
“Nigerian tertiary institutions need to be strengthened and empowered to ensure global competitiveness. MainOne sees the need to assist the educational system meet 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.
According to This Day, “Aderibigbe also explained that digital literacy was critical to the improvement of quality of life in today’s contemporary world and that MainOne was committed to accelerating connectivity penetration across educational institutions in Nigeria.”
Currently MainOne has provided the 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 with internet connectivity.
Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor