The Centre for Information Technology and Systems (CITS) wishes to inform members of the University community that the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), in its 2023 ICT intervention project, unveiled an initiative known as Converged Services to provide a single platform for the consolidation of essential services to staff and students of Nigerian tertiary education ecosystem.
Under this project, staff and students of tertiary institutions in the country are expected to be onboarded from their respective institutions to be eligible for the privileges under the converged services initiative. The Converged Services Initiative is being implemented under Tertiary Education, Research, Applications and Services (TERAS) Platform which is to serve as a unified services platform.
These services comprise a federated academic repository to address critical challenges faced by students, researchers, and institutions in accessing educational resources and research materials; sponsored Mobile Internet Access; EagleScan for plagiarism checking; Aggregated Journal & Research Subscription inclusive of EBSCO; Blackboard Learning Management System; Digital Literacy (ICDL and Communication Skills) to mention a few.
Therefore, all staff and duly registered students of the University of Lagos have been onboarded onto the platform hosting the initiative. This platform known as the Beneficiary Institution Management System (BIMS) is a web-based platform available at https://bims.tetfund.gov.ng/ . Members of the university will hence forth, receive email messages requesting them to validate their accounts on the platform; they are to follow the instructions provided in the emails to validate credentials on the platform. Once this is validated, all members of staff would be migrated to the TERAS platform for easy access to the unified services.
Kindly be assured that the emails from https://bims.tetfund.gov.ng are genuine and should be acknowledged.