As part of efforts to meet evolving technology demands of today’s digital age, a 2-GigaByte (GB) Bandwidth Capacity Data Center has been commissioned at the College of Medicine, Idi-Araba Campus of the University of Lagos.
This latest addition to projects commissioned under Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe-led administration is a wireless backhaul link from the Main-One distribution of the Wi-Fi network at the College of Medicine.
The project delivered by Primetouch Technologies is a donation of the African Center of Excellence Drug Herbal Medicine Development and Regulatory Science (ACEDHARS), UNILAG, jointly financed by the World Bank and French Development Agency (AFD) under the ACE IMPACT plan.
Speaking at the Commissioning Ceremony held on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, the Center Leader of ACEDHARS, Dr. Bolanle Ade-Ademilua, highlighted the importance of the new Data Center. She noted that the new innovation will offer optimal network performance that will ensure the availability of internet services on the Idi-Araba Campus.
According to her, “the need to design a strong internet system was borne out of the desire to solve issues such as bad internet experience within the University. This became imperative after several factors including network design; topology among others limited the network from providing a seemingly good experience to support the modern-day work and learning experience of staff and students on the Campus.
The Managing Director of Primetouch Technologies, Dr. Tokunbo Omolokun corroborated Dr. Ade-Ademilua’s assertion as well lauded the University for its commitment towards supporting qualitative and resourceful learning, research and development by opening new frontiers in the areas of Information Technology.
In his remarks, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Oluwatoyin T. Ogundipe FAS appreciated the ACEDHARS team for the laudable initiative and for keying into the vision of the University to become a world-class hub for information technology. He revealed that the UNILAG information technology landscape had taken a new dimension.
The Dean, Faculty of Pharmacy, Professor Aderonke Adepoju-Bello thanked the management for always investing in infrastructure to meet changing needs of the University. She described this move as strategic and a route to achieving so much for the future.
Senior officials of the university and management including Provost College of Medicine, Prof David Anthonio Oke, the Deputy Vice-Chancellors, Management Services, Prof. Lucian Chukwu, Academic and Research, Prof. Bola Oboh; Registrar, Oladejo Azeez, Esq; Director Academic Planning, Professor Mopelola Olusakin; Director, Quality Assurance ND Servicom, Prof. Grace Otinwa; College Secretary, Dr. Obafemi Moses, FNIM; Deputy Provost Prof O.T Ebuehi and Director, Works and Services, Engineer Oloyede amongst others witnessed the commissioning ceremony. They joined the Vice-Chancellor to test first-hand the new IT infrastructure.