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MainOne connectivity boosts UNILAG’s resolve to emerge leading University in Africa

MainOne, West Africa’s leading Telecommunications Services Company, has signed on the University of Lagos (UNILAG), to its high-speed internet bandwidth connectivity.

The partnership between the institutions ensures the University benefits from ubiquity of broadband access, and improves the quality of education in one of Nigeria’s foremost educational institutions via improved access to Information and Communications Technology.

Speaking on the partnership, MainOne’s Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Folu Aderibigbe stressed that the connection of UNILAG to MainOne’s superior bandwidth is part of its plan to extend its internet services to the education community.

“Nigerian tertiary institutions need to be strengthened and empowered, to ensure the 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”. This has formed the basis for the tertiary institutions we have connected in the country”, he said.

Aderibigbe also explained that digital literacy was critical to the improvement of quality of life in today’s contemporary world and MainOne is committed to accelerating connectivity penetration across educational institutions in Nigeria.

In his remarks, the Acting Director/Chairman, Center for Information Technology and Systems, Professor Mowete, expressed appreciation of MainOne’s intervention and observed that the broadband would significantly extend the institution’s research and content delivery capabilities in terms of sharpening the student’s research skills and broaden 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. As at last count, 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 MainOne’s superfast and reliable connectivity solutions.

February 13, 2014