The Information and communication Technology [ICT] University, Louisiana, United states has concluded plans to donate ICT equipment worth $250,000 to Kaduna State University [KASU].
The intervention to promote academic excellence among lecturers and students through e-learning and e-library as obtainable in other climes.
Addressing reporters shortly after the signing of the Memorandum of understanding [MOU] with KASU, president, board of trustees, ICT university, the institution was based on its level of commitment to research, science and technology.
We are here to sign a memorandum of agreement between ICT university, USA, and Kaduna state university to provide e-learning and e-library services to this great institution that already has a reputation in higher education space in Nigeria and Africa.
KASU has a good reputation in terms of research, science and technology. We are; not already laid the foundation for it is; an outstanding institution and we are; always interested in putting equipment in serious institutions.
The average cost of e-learning and e-library centre is about $250,000 and so we are excited that many of our funding organisations in the united states and other countries around the world are joining to make it happen.
They beauty of the intervention is that the students will have a full access; to their courses online and we are not just talking about their assignments, we are; talking about real time teaching online.
Their assignments can be downloaded they can have been discussion groups and interact with one another.
It is a great interactive system with one another.they will be; able to download books on their phones, ipads and laptops thereby making learning easier.
We have built our system so they can run in low bandwidth areas where; internet facility is not stable or as fast as other countries where Nigeria fits well.
Besides most African students cannot afford textbooks if they are; to buy five in a semester so they will be getting free download in PDF format and can use anywhere.