IUIU Signs ICT Enhancement Contract with Mantra Technologies Limited
- 04th March, 2022 12:00am
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Today 4th March, 2022 Prof. Ismail Simbwa Gyagenda, the Rector of IUIU signed a contract between IUIU and M/s Mantra Technologies Ltd. to supply ICT equipment and enhance Network Connectivity to the University at all the four IUIU campuses.
This is part of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Phase II project Enhancing the Learning Environment at IUIU that includes the following components: constructing the Faculty of Engineering, the Library, and a 500-bed Male Hostel; enhancing ICT capacity; providing Research Fund; improving Staff Capacity; and developing the IUIU Main Campus Master Plan.
The ICT Enhancement component will result in more efficiency in the overall ICT network of the University, providing content delivery, video conferencing facilities, and increasing the university online presence in teaching/learning, as well as Research and Innovation. This will definitely improve the IUIU brand.
The overall beneficiaries will be the students, lecturers and the entire University staff, especially the capacity for expanded distance learning which will attract more students especially the international students who may study from the comfort of their home environment.
The university extends its gratitude to the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) for facilitating the loan and the Government of Uganda under the leadership of H.E Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, the President of the Republic of Uganda, for guaranteeing the loan.