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IXPN, CITS endorse EduNet confab’12

Rudman, CEO, IXPN
The annual Education Network (EduNet) conference is to hold at the Golden Gate Ikoyi-Lagos on July 30, says the organizers.

According to the Managing Director, Emerging Media publishers of TechTrendsng.com, Mr. Kenneth Omeruo,  this year’s edition is the third in the series and is enjoying the endorsement of the Internet eXchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) and Centre for Information Technology and Systems (CITS) at Moshood Abiola University Lagos (MAUL).

He said that the 2012 session is in response to the ongoing need for a platform to share knowledge, ideas and network amongst stakeholders in Research and Education community in Nigeria.
EduNet , he said, focusing at exploring the impact and use of Information and Communications
Technologies (ICTs) in the country’s higher education community.

Also, he said that Communication Week Media Limited, publishers of Nigeria CommunicationsWeek is the official media partner.

“The conference is a forum to share knowledge, ideas, collaborate amongst stakeholders, service providers; research and education community; ICT directors of Nigerian Universities;  Government; IT based businesses; equipment manufacturers; researchers, education application developers; e-learning providers;  local and international organizations.
 He said, the aim is to foster further development of infrastructure, technologies, application and services for the education and research community in Nigeria.

Prof. Uwadia. CITS, MAUL
This year, EduNet has been structured as an interactive, workshop-centric experience to exchange ideas and receive actionable guidance from all stakeholders involved in research, ICTs, and education, with the theme ‘Research and Education Networks (RENs) In Nigeria: Opportunities and Challenges.”

While subthemes would include ‘The role of government, institutions and organisations in the formation
of RENs; Structure and formation of RENs; Broadband and connectivity issues; Quality Access Networks and related Technologies; Infrastructure and Original Equipment management; Technology Enhanced learning; Insight on Research in Nigeria; e-learning Cloud services and data management and Education focused Applications (EduApps).

Speaking on the event, Director of Centre for Information Technology and Systems, University of Lagos, Prof. Charles Uwadia said they are happy to be part of EduNet conference 2012.

“We will give all the support we can to make the conference a success since it touches a very vital aspect of education which is research and the theme this year is quite apt,” he said.
Also speaking, chief executive, Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria(IXPN), Mr. Muhammed Rudman said his firm would support the event since it covers a major area of what the company does which is connecting institutions, research centres and higher education through the Research Education Networks.

 “Our focus now is on RENs, so we will be part of the event,” he said.

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