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Proposal Narrative for the Information and
 Communication Technology Intervention




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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
Mission: The ICT mission of the University of Jos is to establish a functional,
reliable, popular, and sustainable ICT service for the university community and
its environs.

Project goal: The intervention will support consolidation in ICT - an identified
area of strength and innovation in the University‘s Strategic Plan. It will do so
through the implementation of the University ICT strategic plan and policy. The
goal now is to make staff and students fully aware of existing ICT services; equip
them maximally to appreciate and use ICT to the extent that they are prepared to
pay for and make ICT services sustainable; move the university from the era of
ICT champions to the beginnings of a mass ICT movement; and support
academics to be more competitive for research funding internationally; improve
the quality of teaching, research, learning and governance with ICT support.

Strategic Objectives: Foster ownership and improved management of ICT at
faculty and unit levels; Improve ICT facilities for teaching and research through
the library; Promote skills development and an e-culture; Foster the creation of
Nigerian content; Support Human Resource Development; Enhance and sustain
gender equity in ICT; Provide opportunities for partnership with students;
Reduce unaffordable dependence on proprietary software through support for
Free and Open Source Software (FOSS); Consolidate ICT and Power back up
infrastructure.

Proposed Activities: Build, nurture, disperse ICT expertise and decentralize ICT
management; Put in place and implement an electronic media policy that
includes bandwidth management; Pursue the automation of the university
libraries; Support emerging centers of excellence in the Law Faculty and the
Mathematics Department; Market ICT opportunities to academic departments
and administrative units in a competitive environment; Foster the development
of proposals(including content creation) for funding by academic departments
and administrative units in Years 2 and 3; Explore the establishment of virtual
language and science laboratories; Work with the Advancement Office to seek
other sources of funding for ICT including library automation; Upgrade capacity
of staff and students for e-learning and related skills including instructional
technology through a mix of online training and workshops; Identify points of
commitment and innovation; potential for leadership; through competition,
monitoring and evaluation; Support the University Cisco Regional Academy
through the provision of equipment and training; Foster the participation of
more women in ICT through training; mentoring; recognizing women‘s
achievements, and a gender sensitive recruitment policy; Support the evolution


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of gender balanced e-communities; Support capacity building through onsite
training, attachments to industry locally, and international workshops; Provide
support to complement activities of the FOSS centers; Support in a reciprocal
way, NetTel@Africa ( An international program on policy and regulation based
in the Faculty of Law; run in liaison with the Nigerian Communications
Commission), KEWLNEXTGEN (An open source learning management system
under development by consortium of African universities), and the Obasanjo
Presidential Initiative on Outsourcing ( A Nigerian Presidential initiative to build
capacity and make Nigeria competitive for the international ICT outsourcing
market); Provide better services and access by strengthening MIS, UJNet, and the
Computer Center; Facilitate the establishment of good maintenance practices.

Anticipated tangible products: A functionally active ICT Board promoting
sustainable ICT development driven by Faculties and Departments; 50 ICT
Coordinators and support staff; 210 interns; 4 digitization centers, 8 trained
professional staff for them including instructional designers; 20 E-Learning
Fellows (lecturers and administrative staff trained to create and use digitized
teaching, learning, research, and administrative materials); the products of the
digitization centers: instructional materials including digital video and web-
based learning materials for 4 courses, 1 e-journal, 5 department-specific
databases of academic materials, 75% digitized student and staff records; a
dynamic, interactive, resource-rich university website; a more robust network
and more access for all; an upgraded wide area network with a gigabit backbone
on three campuses; e-learning resources in classrooms and lecture halls. 300
additional wired network points and 600 more estimated wireless users. 300 new
thin client computers; functional bandwidth management tools.

Expected Outcomes: Vibrant ICT communities paying for sustainable ICT
services; Efficient ICT services driven by faculties and administrative units;
Academics who can compete for research funding internationally; E-learning
entrenched in the university‘s culture and improved quality of graduates. An
automated library supporting teaching, research and service.

Key Staff: An ICT subcommittee comprising Professor Christopher Akinmade -
Department of Science and Technology Education; and Director, Institute of Education,
Dr. Phil Ostien – Associate Professor of Law and Faculty ICT Coordinator. Ms. Omo-
Fregene, Director of University Computer Center. Ms. Geraldine Daloeng, UJNet, and
L. S. O. Liverpool - Professor of Mathematics and University ICT Coordinator
as Chairperson.

Total amount requested from the Corporation ($1, 250, 000)

Beginning and Ending Dates of Proposed Grant: 1 October 2006 to 30 September
2009.


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PROPOSAL

Rational and Context
Introduction: Between 1992 and 2002 the University of Jos innovatively embraced
ICT to put in place what is arguably the best ICT environment in a Nigerian
university. From 2003 to date, in partnership with Carnegie Corporation of New
York, there has been consolidation with increased access and new services.
Satellite, fiber or wireless links to all campuses are active. 80% of the Bauchi
Road Campus is now wired. Six of the eight faculties and the administrative
buildings now have a total of 400 network points on a gigabit backbone. At the
Naraguta campus 150 network points are in use. 75% of 400 new computers on
the network are from partnership inputs doubling the number of systems on the
network to over 1000. In addition 200 users are estimated to be on the network
through wireless access including hot spots. New services include real-time, on-
line student registration, instant messaging and voice on the intranet as shown in
the table below. Internet access bandwidth increased from (128/64kbps) to
(4.5/1.5Mbps) with foundation partnership support. To facilitate its maximal
use, Internet access is now free for all staff and students. Faculties have
committed direct teaching and laboratory grant allocations to supplement
minimal student ICT charges and pay for Internet access. Efforts to intensify use
of ICT facilities, currently under pursuit, range from overnight operations and
Internet related courses to intensive training of academic staff and students.
These efforts will be amplified during Tranche 2 operations so that significant
ICT charges for staff and students can be introduced once the range and quality
of services provided can justify them.
Unijos continues to appreciate the critical role of ICT capacity to all other
institution building efforts. Our appreciation that teaching, learning, student
affairs, enrollment and academic records management, financial management; all
benefit from quality ICT services makes our commitment to ICT development
stronger. Libraries without ICT services and research without ICT capability will
make our academics less competitive for research funding internationally. The
university is therefore committed to make the library a center of excellence. Lack
of ICT capacity will hamper web searches for funding sources, inter-institutional
and intra-institutional collaboration; the lack will hamper rapid review of
proposals, proper submission of proposals to funders who are increasingly web-
dependent for accepting proposals, proper management of fiscal affairs and
other institutional management matters relating to externally-sponsored
activities. All this will affect the performance of the new Advancement office and
the development of the university. The university has reflected on its
achievements, shortcomings, challenges and opportunities. In doing so it
reviewed its ICT policy and put in place a five year university ICT strategic plan




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                               Bandwidth

                               Monitoring
    Network Administration,
    Management and Support     ----------------------------

                               NTOP           Support
U
                                     ----------------------------
N                                            Helpdesk
                               http://backup:3000
I                                  http://support.unijos.edu.ng
V                                            Inventory
                               CACTI
                                  http://inventory.unijos.edu.ng
E
R
                               http://cacti.unijos.edu.n
S                                   Bandwidth Management
I                                    ----------------------------
                               g     Squid Internet Caching
T
                                    DansGuardian: web filter
Y

O
F          Communication             Communication
            Collaboration      ----------------------------
J
O                              email: imap/pop Cyrus
S
                               imap Collaboration
N                                   ----------------------------
E                                Mailman: Mailing List Server
                               IM: ejabbered/GAIM
                                  phpBB: Discussion Forums
T                                        Survey Engine
W
O
R                                   Disaster Recovery
K             Security &             ----------------------------
           Disaster Recovery        RSnapshot: Online Backup

S
E
R                                            Security
                                       ----------------------------
V                                  Radius/MySQL: Authentication
I                                         Netfilter: Firewall
                                      Snort: Intrusion Detection
C                                  Nessus: Vulnerability Asessment
E                                   Sophos: Enterprise Antivirus
S


              E-learning &                     E-learning
                Intranet                 ----------------------------
                                      Kewl: http://kewl.unijos.edu.ng
                                   UJ Moodle: http://moodle.unijos.edu.ng



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                                   Management Information System (MIS)
                                    e-granary, websites, VOIP & rblogs
consistent with the main University Strategic plan. The second Tranche of the
Jos Carnegie partnership will facilitate the implementation of major parts of this
strategic plan and the policy.

Students play a prominent role in ICT planning and development at Unijos. For
example, the Computer Center Internship Program (CCIP) provides an
opportunity for students to develop ICT skills, and then apply these skills to
support the University. The Partnership with Students Intervention involves
students in administrative roles while enabling them to understand the culture of
giving back to the University. Students have used seed monies from the Jos-
Carnegie partnership to implement projects, and then replicate those projects
several times over with their own financial contributions. Partnership plays a key
role in ICT development and implementation. Partnering with the University
administration, international foundations, and our students enables Unijos to
remain innovative and responsive to the ICT needs of the University community.

With the provision of foundation partnership bandwidth, Unijos is now poised
for a holistic approach to the execution of an ICT strategy that promotes ICT
skills development, e-communities and an ‗e-culture‘. With adequate bandwidth
and a good range of services, making the network more stable by improving
electricity supply has become crucial. In the next three years we plan to make
staff and students fully aware of existing ICT services, equip them maximally to
appreciate and use ICT to the extent that they are prepared to pay for and make
ICT services sustainable.

― The establishment of core (business) infrastructure and the capacity-building
associated with its optimal use requires a medium-term framework (5 – 7 years)
rather than a short-term framework‖ [Mouton and Wildschut (2006) - Evaluating
the Carnegie Corporation Institutional Support Programme at the University of
Jos] The implementation of the five year University of Jos ICT strategic plan
therefore justifiably requires significant funding inputs and dictates overlap and
continuity from Tranche 1 to Tranche 2 support.


Design and Activities
The infrastructure and services have been significantly improved with Jos
Carnegie Partnership inputs.

A network audit was concluded and a comprehensive network upgrade
proposed. The completed upgrade of the Bauchi Road Campus network includes
data network switching upgrade and LAN cabling upgrade of selected network
segments. Hubs and Cisco switches at end of life were replaced to support a
gigabit backbone solution. The number of servers in the Data center increased


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from 4 to 11 with Sophus antivirus and minimal bandwidth management tools
installed Laboratories in the Faculty of Natural Sciences , the Advancement office
and the Postgraduate School on the Bauchi Road Campus were linked to the
network by fiber. The Bauchi Road Campus network was linked to the Naraguta
Campus network (5 km apart) by fiber and to the Township Campus (10 km.
apart in another direction) by radio. A wireless backbone and some hot spots are
in place. 7 student run computer laboratories were set up; two each in the
Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Social Sciences; one in the Faculty of Law ; one
in the Center for Continuing Education; and one in the Department of
Mathematics. Computers were also provided for a large number of departments
including Anatomy, the Bursary, the Registry and the Linkages Office. The
University Computer Center and the UJNet were each provided with 40
computers to equip large laboratories for use by staff and students. Old
computer systems are not being discarded; they have been converted to thin
clients in use at the computer center.

The University of Jos Regional Cisco Academy, started in 2002, is growing in size
and stature. From 17 students then, to 209 today; it started with one instructor
but now has 7 including 3 women. It mentors over 10 local academies in 7 other
Nigerian universities. Local academies mentored by Jos include an all women‘s
academy at St. Louis College Jos. To support women in ICT all female students
enrolled in the Unijos Cisco program have enjoyed FSI scholarship awards. The
academy now offers the sponsored IT Essentials program in addition to Cisco
courses using state of the art E-learning resources.

The Faculty of Law has put in place the first ICT based legal research computer
laboratory in a Nigerian university and the mathematics department has
digitized teaching and learning materials for use by students in very heavily
subscribed first year undergraduate mathematics courses.

The shell of a Multimedia and Content Laboratory at UJNet is in place through
Carnegie, ETF and Jigawa State Government support. (Jigawa State in the north of
Nigeria is implementing an aggressive state ICT policy and made a donation to
the university) The lab is intended to be a factory and warehouse for creating
web pages and teaching materials, equipped with modern digital video, voice
and data creation facilities.

A small Geography Information Systems computer laboratory is functional at the
Faculty of Environmental Sciences.

On-site training has been cost effective with great community impact. The
presence of an industry technology partner on campus stimulated and facilitated
innovation. Opportunities for overseas workshops and conferences continue to


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be provided as incentives for the best on-site performers. Two UJNet staff are
currently pursuing masters degrees in South African Universities as we train our
young team of techies for greater responsibilities.

To make the human and material resources functional, electric power back up
had to be installed to address the problems associated with unstable and
unreliable electric power supply. This was done through the exploration of the
Oases of Power concept. (provision of 24/7/365 power back up for the network
backbone and a limited number of systems in the main network centers)

With hindsight, the first three years of the Jos Carnegie Partnership plan for ICT
development is accepted as quite ambitious. Ongoing and anticipated increases
in infrastructure and services constrained the university to recruit more technical
staff. These changes are exposing inadequacies of technical and managerial
functionaries. We need to consolidate more, in the area of skills development and
management. We must facilitate maximal use of existing services as we make
further improvements on the infrastructure. We want to introduce more tuition
fee paying programs to foster sustainability. We want to move from the era of
ICT champions to the beginnings of a mass ICT movement.

This design lays out the conceptual framework for the ICT intervention. The
physical infrastructure inputs will provide for the completion of the wired
network upgrade; the extension of the wireless back bone and installation of
more hot spots; elaborate use of hot spots through laptops provided under a
university loan scheme; a significant increase in access points through the
acquisition of additional computers and thin clients; setting up multimedia
laboratories to facilitate e-learning initiatives. The power back up provisions
under the oases of power will be extended to several other critical locations and a
culture of good diagnostic and maintenance procedures entrenched through
collaboration and consultancies with the private sector. The infrastructure inputs
will essentially address the implementation of the already proposed network
upgrade at the Naraguta and Township Campuses (The upgrade at Bauchi Road
Campus is complete); the maintenance and effective use of all resources. Good
infrastructure is a prerequisite for all other activities.

The policy and management strategies will ensure full implementation of the
existing ICT policy through dispersal of expertise and decentralization of
management. They will facilitate the evolution of acceptable use and bandwidth
management policies among others. Faculties and departments will be
encouraged to carry increased responsibilities and costs for the ICT services they
enjoy. They will drive ICT development. Staff ICT contributions will be
introduced in phases to complement student ICT charges now in place.



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Overnight operations and home Internet access will bring in revenue for
sustainability. The range and quality of services provided will justify the charges.

The human resource development efforts related to policy will ensure that our
young teams of techies acquire relevant skills through on site training, local and
international workshops. Increased training of academics and administrators will
be pursued to facilitate the creation of a mass ICT movement. Effective and
efficient ICT staff will facilitate the maximal use of resources by staff and
students for teaching learning research and administration. As a result the
quality of output of staff and students of the university will significantly
improve.

All Tranche 2 ICT activities will be implemented to enhance and sustain gender
equity. To do so the Cisco Gender Programme will be supported to provide
women opportunities for leadership training; scholarships will be awarded to
women pursuing careers in the ICT field; a mentorship programme for women in
ICT will be developed; and women‘s achievements in ICT will be recognized.

In addition, running in parallel with the Tranche 2 ICT Intervention, and
complementing it, the University of Jos and a Nigerian industry partner,
Datasphir, will pursue a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) development
agenda through a long term partnership. Datasphir will be the sole investor in
the ‖FOSS Centers‖. These centers will be open source propelled computer
laboratories in the student hostel living areas. They will be available for student
use at all times of the day and night. In partnership with a bank, Datasphir will
introduce loan schemes to make laptops available to staff and students. They will
explore the deployment of Automatic Teller Machines (ATMs) on campus. FOSS
Centers will provide low cost national and international telephony services for
the community using FOSS based Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP)
technologies. The centers will provide increased network access to the students
in their residential environments with instructor led training using e-learning
facilities. FOSS will facilitate sustainability as expenditure on proprietary
software declines. It will allow for improved security with low virus invasion
risks. E-learning will reinforce FOSS and FOSS will reinforce e-learning.
Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Certification courses will be available at FOSS
centers. The centers will serve as LPI examination-sites and provide training in
other FOSS technologies including PHP, MySQL and Apache. The Linux
certification at the FOSS center will complement the activities of the University of
Jos Regional Cisco Academy (UJRA) which mentors local academies and offers
on-site training in IT Essentials and Networking. The UJRA has acquired
NETLAB the first virtual laboratory facility in the university. It will soon set up a
comprehensive technology based testing and assessment center for Cisco and
other certification examinations.


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Also running in parallel with the Tranche 2 ICT Intervention and complementing
it, will be the University‘s active involvement in national and international
initiatives such as NetTel@Africa, KEWLNEXTGEN, and the Obasanjo
Presidential Initiative on Outsourcing. The university will, through the
Advancement Office, continue to seek other sources of funding and outside
expertise to assist in continued development and deepening of its ICT services
and capacities.

Description of the intervention: The intervention will be implemented in stages
for a broad cross section of disciplines and departments.

In Year 1 the main drive will be to foster ownership and improved management
of ICT at faculty and unit levels. It is envisaged that the experience gained in
this Year 1 exercise will facilitate the fostering that must necessarily continue in
years 2 and 3. To do so we intend to build, nurture, disperse ICT expertise and
decentralize ICT management. Decentralization will be to all faculties and main
administrative units of the university in order to foster the development of their
own proposals for funding in Years 2 and 3. A mix of online training and
workshops will be utilized to upgrade capacity of staff and students for e-
learning and related skills including instructional technology, through the use of
multimedia facilities.

Points of commitment and innovation will be identified. Departments will be
stimulated through capacity building in a competitive environment. Interest will
be nurtured while potential for leadership, adopting and adapting new ideas,
exploring new ways of doing things will be assessed. Competitions for
implementation funds in the subsequent stages will thereafter be organized with
continuing assessment of commitments. In this context the possibility of
establishing virtual language and science laboratories will be explored.

Implementation will essentially be in the areas of Free and Open Source Software
(FOSS), content creation and delivery. Awards will go to departments with
enthusiasm and commitment that have the best thought-through ideas. The
competition for awards will involve academic units including the library and all
main administrative units. The dispersal of ICT expertise and decentralization
of ICT management throughout the university will be a main focus of Year 1
activities.

The intervention will facilitate further improvements on the infrastructure and
provision of power back up under the ―Oases of Power‖ concept (provision of
24/7/365 power back up for the network backbone and a limited number of systems in the
main network centers) in line with reviewed ICT policy. The Oases concept is


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already in operation on an experimental basis at the computer center and faculty
laboratories. Our three specifically ICT units—MIS, UJNet, and the Computer
Center—will be further strengthened and developed and their important work
assisted and pushed forward. These will be done in the areas of infrastructure
and human resource development. In particular advanced training will be
provided for staff of specific departments and selected students. The
consolidation of good maintenance practices will lead to traditions that support
sustainability.

The implementation of projects developed and managed by the various units
themselves will take place in Years 2 and 3, with some constants remaining in
place.

Continuing support of emerging centers of excellence: The library is critical to
all aspects of strengthening the university. The automation of the university
libraries will be diligently pursued to address the lacks associated with a library
short of adequate ICT resources. The aim is to make the Unijos library a center of
excellence. Other centers of excellence that have emerged in the execution of
Tranche 1—in particular the Law Faculty and the Mathematics Department—
will be further developed. To consolidate on the gains of the last three years,
their innovation will be supported while their resources are exploited for the
benefit of the rest of the university. This will be done through their continued
training; support for training of others; sharing of lessons learnt at workshops
and demonstrations; They will both develop sustainability plans and improve
their websites making them a national resource in collaboration with the ICT
Forum of Nigerian Institutions. At the same time the two units will prepare
along with others to compete for years 2 and 3 funding

Relation of the intervention to the university’s documented priorities: A main
goal in the university‘s strategic plan is to deliver quality outcomes and products
through the increased use of ICT. To this end, the university will continue to
adopt strategies and invest in ICT. The intervention will develop and sustain a
holistic approach to the execution of an ICT strategy that promotes ICT
communities, skills development and an ‗e-culture’. Capacity-building and the
integration of ICT into every phase of the university‘s operations has been a
priority for the last thirteen years. These themes ran through the first Strategic
Plan (1998-2003). In the Second Cycle Strategic Plan (2004-2008) increased
provision and use of ICT and increased generation and efficient utilization of resources
are two of the nine overarching goals: this intervention will directly serve these
goals through the generation of additional digital resources and their efficient
utilization across the university‘s network. Achievement of these goals in turn
supports the other broad goals to improve teaching, learning, research and
provide service including distance education by enabling the University to


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compete successfully for external funding for these activities. There will be
improved access to up-to-date journals and specialized databases; local training
in the creation and use of e-resources as well as e-training; from our own side,
the posting of our academic materials will enhance the reputation of our staff
and our university immensely. The web is famously democratic: its use in all
phases of the university‘s life directly supports increased participation of a diverse
range of stake holders, without regard to gender, ethnicity, religion, or even
economic circumstances; and this in turn helps to produce a quality academic,
gender sensitive and conducive working environment. Finally, effective management
policy will be strengthened by the increasing creation and use of digital
management information systems.

How the intervention will support strategic objectives: The intervention will
provide a dramatic shift in the way the university delivers degrees fostering a
pedagogical revolution. The expected result is a gradual migration into a new
administrative, teaching, learning and research environment that is technology-
enhanced. All this will support transparency and openness. The university seeks
to set trends for other Nigerian universities to emulate. Distance learning
opportunities will be open. Use of the facilities and skills will enhance revenue
generation for sustainability and could in the future provide additional financial
support for the university.

Administration of the Intervention: Approved ICT management structure for
the University is shown on the chart below. A main goal of the ICT Intervention
in Tranche 2 will be to actually realize this structure fully in the life of the
University. The ICT Intervention itself will be managed by one Jos-Carnegie ICT
Sub Committee, in contrast the several sub sub committees in Tranche 1. The ICT
sub committee will work with the ICT Board, Deans and Directors or Heads of
Departments, as appropriate. This will in turn mean working with ICT coordinators and
their unit ICT Committees when they are in place. There will be regular periodic
meetings with the Board, Deans, Coordinators and unit committees for
monitoring the implementation of the project. JCPC will in turn monitor the
performance of the Jos-Carnegie ICT Sub Committee which will have monthly work plans
and reports sent to JCPC, faculties, departments and all other stakeholders. The Jos-
Carnegie ICT Committee will pursue a ―women in ICT‖ initiative in liaison with
these stakeholders and the gender intervention. The organogram below will
guide all these processes. Three Nigerians will be the main consultants external
to the University of Jos. They are Tanko Ishaya, an alumnus of Unijos and
currently Head of Internet Computing at the University of Hull, UK; Clement
Onime, formerly of OAU Ife, and currently head of ICTP at the International
Center for Theoretical Physics in Italy; Donna Oti, former Fulbright Fellow at
Unijos and currently Associate Professor at the University of Maryland, USA.;




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The ICT Forum will provide additional inputs while two Nigerian Industry
partners, Resourcery and Datasphir will provide technology support.

Counterpart funding and Sustainability: Realizing the critical role of ICT in
strengthening the institution, Unijos will continue to invest heavily in ICT to
complement Carnegie support. This investment will be in money, human and
physical resources. Already Faculties have committed 10% of grant allocation for
direct teaching and laboratory costs to meet bandwidth payments. Additional
inputs from faculties, through faculty ICT initiatives, are expected once
decentralization takes place. Students and staff will invest their time to make ICT
sustainable, through the internship and partnership with students, among
several initiatives. The Cisco Academy will make a contribution to the
intervention; the Build Operate and Transfer agreement with Datasphir will be a
significant investment in the university; and the library is expected to invest its
own resources in ICT to complement Jos-Carnegie support. The university will
continue to provide 20% of the Teaching and Research Equipment allocation to
UJNet and the ICT intervention. Significant inputs of the Education Tax Fund
will continue to be ploughed into ICT projects, by the university, as in the first
Tranche. The university will, through the Advancement Office, continue to seek
other sources of funding and outside expertise to assist in continued
development and deepening of its ICT services and capacities. Already the
University is exploring collaboration with the Korean Agency for Digital Opportunities
and Promotion.

Minimal student ICT charges are being gradually increased as the range and
quality of services improve. A small staff ICT charge will soon be introduced.
Revenue will accrue from charges for home Internet access for staff. The
introduction of more tuition fee paying programs will support these fundraising
efforts. A Council committee is working on intensifying efforts across the
university to generate funds internally and ICT units and the intervention are
expected to benefit from its results. Making ICT sustainable is must for Unijos
and all Nigerian universities.




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                                   ICT Board




                Deans and          MIS              UCC          UJNet
                Directors' ICT     Committee        committee    Committee
Oversight                                           Centre
Committees                                          committee
               ICT Committees
               Of various units




                                       MIS          Computer        UJNet
                                                     Centre


                       ICT
ICT                 Coordinators
Coordinators         Appointed


Themes for Implementation of ICT Intervention:

1.Ownership and Management
Goal: Improve delivery of University mandate by fostering ownership and
improved management of ICT at faculty and unit levels: To attain this goal we
intend to build, nurture, disperse ICT expertise and decentralize ICT
management. Decentralization will be to all faculties and main administrative
units of the university in order to foster the development of their own proposals
for funding in Years 2 and 3. The dispersal of ICT expertise and
decentralization of ICT management throughout the university will be a main
focus of Year 1 activities and will continue until the end of Tranche 2. In the long
term committed ownership leads to sustainability.

Activities under Dispersion of ICT Expertise and Decentralization of ICT
Management: According to the report on ―The Structure of the Information and
Communication Technology (ICT) Committees and Units‖ that was approved by
the University‘s Council four years ago (20 December 2001),

    The most important of the recommendations is that responsibility for
    driving ICT development ahead in various academic and central
    administrative units be devolved onto the units themselves, through their
    ICT Committees; that the units develop relevant specialized skills in their
    ICT Coordinators and technologists; and that they also are given resources
    to work with, in the form of ICT Budgets.



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This was made more specific as follows: Excluding MIS, the Computer Centre,
and UJNet, the University has 11 major administrative units and 17 major
academic units. Each of these should have:
      a. At least one ICT Coordinator charged with managing and ensuring
         the maintenance of all the ICT equipment of the unit and
         implementing the integration of ICT into all appropriate functions
         of the unit. (The ICT Coordinator will be appointed from existing
         staff of the unit and will be given reduced workload or an
         allowance equivalent to one third of his basic salary).
      b. Trained ICT technologists to assist ICT Coordinators.
      c. An ICT Committee, chaired by its Dean or Director or Head,
         charged with planning, promoting, and overseeing the integration
         of ICT into all appropriate functions of the unit as well as
         monitoring the work of the ICT Coordinator.
      d. An ICT Budget, managed by the Dean, Director or Head of Unit, to
         cover such items as the allowance of the ICT Coordinator, the
         maintenance, repair, upgrading, and replacement of the unit's ICT
         equipment.

Implementation    and      institutionalization  of   this   ―most     important
recommendation‖ will be a major objective of Year 1.
    Formation of ICT Committees: Working through the Committee of Deans
     and Directors, The ICT subcommittee of JCPC will facilitate the formation
     of ICT Committees in all major units and assist in the definition of their
     terms of reference.
    Definition of ICT Coordinator positions for each unit. The first task of the
     ICT Committees will be to define the rights and responsibilities of the
     persons to be appointed as ICT Coordinators for the respective units.
     JCPC will facilitate this process through the sponsorship of workshops for
     the committees at which resource persons will include experts from
     Registry, Bursary, and ICT.
         o Rights of the ICT Coordinators will include, as indicated above,
            reduction of other workload and augmentation of salary, as well as
            programs of training in ICT and ICT-management designed to
            equip them for their new tasks.
         o Responsibilities of ICT Coordinators will vary from unit to unit. In
            all cases, however, responsibilities will include (1) ICT human
            resource development, including implementation of ICT training
            programmes for staff and students, (2) fostering partnerships with
            students through internship and other programmes, (3) overseeing
            ICT content development including, in the academic departments,
            e-learning tools and academic materials for their units‘ websites,


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               and (4) in conjunction with Fun Fun Alumni and the Advancement
               Office, developing funding proposals related to the further
               development and integration of ICT in their units.
       Selection of ICT Coordinators for each unit. Once the positions are
        defined, applications for them will be solicited from existing staff,
        interviews will be conducted (the ICT Committees of the relevant units
        will be part of this process), and selections will be made, all by well-
        publicized and transparent procedures funded by JCP. Gender balance
        will be a major consideration in the appointment of the ICT Coordinators.
.
       Training of ICT Coordinators and other Trainers. A carefully-designed
        training program for the ICT Coordinators will be worked out and
        executed, funded by JCP. This will include:
            o e-learning and other courses that cover ICT basics, conducted by an
               industry partner, Datasphir. It will also include very practical
               instruction on the university‘s network and how it works, anti-
               virus and its necessity, some of the things that go wrong with
               computers and how to fix them.
            o MIS End User Training
            o MIS Reporting Training & Reporting Server Administration
            o A thorough canvassing of the uses of ICT in the university setting,
               to stimulate thinking along these lines.
            o A workshop on budgeting for ICT. This may include actual
               development of budgets for each unit, see next main bullet.
            o A workshop, conducted by the Advancement Office, on funding
               proposal development. This may include at least the initial stages
               of development of units‘ proposals for Years 2 and 3 see point 3
               below.
            o In parallel with the ICT Coordinators, we shall train in year 1 of
               Tranche 2, a group of potential trainers using self-paced on line
               resources (including Mind Leaders and IT Essentials from our
               Cisco Academy) and face to face activities; (Blended E-Learning).
               The trainers (graduates of this pre fellowship program) will
               facilitate the delivery, in years 2 and 3, of an e-learning fellowship
               for Unijos and other Nigerian academics. The fellows will drive
               blended teaching and learning in the Nigerian Education Sector.
               For funding purposes the fellowship is provided for under
               departmental initiatives it will drive.

We anticipate that a successful pre fellowship program will produce some staff
who will lead teams that will win the competitive awards for the delivery of
departmental initiatives. Such staff essentially trained in year 1 will still benefit
from provisions for departmental initiatives in subsequent years. They will


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however be working on resources for their departments in years 2 and 3 as
against blended e-learning resources for ICT produced in year 1. Staff belonging
to teams that win awards at the end of year 1 will be encouraged to enlist as
fellows in years 2 and 3 as they pursue the development of specific departmental
resources. In this connection the RFP for departmental initiatives will emphasize
(not exclusively) the desire for proposals incorporating e-learning. The RFP will
also mention specifically that e-learning fellowships, primarily in the form of
training will be available to members of the teams working on selected
departmental initiatives. Hence the pre fellowship program of decentralization in
year 1 supports the fellowship program under departmental initiatives in years
2 and 3. While year 1 decentralization activities will have a blended e-learning
course for ICT as an outcome, years 2 and 3 activities under departmental
initiatives will produce blended e-learning resources for specific disciplines other
than ICT.


The e-Learning fellows will: Explore the benefits and challenges of on-line
teaching and learning; Learn how to navigate course management systems;
Support e-Learning pilot programs in their respective faculties; Analyze the
current distance education literature from Nigerian (African) perspectives;
Discuss international intellectual property laws, plagiarism, and on-line ethics
and develop courses with integrity; Create learning environments which draw
from a wealth of resources available using the Internet; Assess Internet content
and guide others in their effort to use materials appropriately ; Demonstrate
appropriate use of collaborative pedagogies; Examine and practice various
methods of assessing students‘ work in an on-line environment; Design and
evaluate on-line courses using established rubrics; Develop original course
content including audio-visual lectures and other learning objects. Each
fellowship program will last for 12-months and will be delivered using
blended e-learning mode. There will be: Quarterly face-to-face meetings
;Fellows will be required to undertake e-learning courses in instructional design
which will be assessed by the Learning Management System and graded;
Fellows will be required to submit bi-weekly assignments that will be graded
by a facilitator. Fellows will participate in a weekly conference.

Development and approval of ICT budgets: It is essential for the sustainability
of ICT development that more and more of the costs be incorporated into units‘
budgets. Once the ICT Coordinators are on ground one of their first tasks will be
to plan and budget for their first year of activities, in conjunction with the
Committees overseeing their work. The budgets must then be incorporated into
their units‘ budgets and the overall University budget.



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Women in ICT: This program will be implemented in four steps
Establish a support system: in this step a gender program coordinator and team,
will be appointed to drive outlining the program and explaining it, the
community needs to know why to support a gender program for women in ICT.
The coordinator and associates will work closely with the gender intervention
team (GIT) of the partnership, the female support initiative of the GIT, and the
implementers of the university gender policy. Third party advocates will be
identified from private sector, government and the Jos community. The
coordinator will work with such advocates to get female IT professionals as role
models to mentor young women in ICT.
Develop a gender program plan: gender analysis and implementation will be
carried out for all ICT units and the training academies such as Cisco and FOSS
centres.
Address recruitment and retention: issues to be addressed will include
recruitment and retention strategies; guides for planning recruitment and
retention activities; resources for recruitment and retention activities; and impact
Job placement and job satisfaction: advertise career information, foster placement
of women in ICT positions in the university and document their experiences for
use in mentoring activities. Highlight successes of women in ICT.




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                         DECENTRALISATION WORK PLAN (First Quarter: October -December 2006)

                                         Activities                                                             Outcomes
Objectives                                                             Outputs
To improve delivery      (a) Stakeholders consultation;                                                         ( a ) Formation of ICT committees
of university mandate    (b) Seek council approval of structures to    ( a ) TORs of ICT committees.            ( b ) Definition of coordinators’ position.
through the dispersal         implement and institutionalize its                                                ( c ) ICT functionaries in place to support
of ICT Expertise and                      decision                     ( b ) Rights and responsibilities of     structured management.
Decentralization of      ( c) Review internship program. Select        ICT Coordinators.                        Improved delivery of university mandate.
ICT Management.          interns and other work study program
                         participants.                                 ( c ) Improved internship program.
                                                                       Appointed interns, apprentices and
                                                                       other work study students.
                         ( a ) Advertise for short term visits                                                  Technical and managerial skills developed.
To improve capacity      including sabbaticals. (law, math, library    Applications received, considered
for ICT project          and ICT units)                                and offers made.
implementation and       ( b ) Search for retired or soon to be
management.              retired experts interested in tenure in
                         African Universities
                         Plan for an aggressive “Women in ICT”                                                  Improved participation of women in ICT at all
To improve women         initiative in collaboration with the gender   A program for women in ICT.              levels and consequent improved delivery of
participation in ICT.    intervention.                                                                          university mandate.
                         Derivation of indicators for performance                                               Guidelines for quality delivery of project in
To ensure quality          audit of all ICT projects under the         Indicators and audit procedure in        place. Quality delivery of project.
delivery of project.       intervention. Present brief on ERA          place. Well briefed functionaries
                                         activities.                   prepared for monitoring and
                                                                       evaluation.
To develop and           Plan for ICT sustainability in the faculty                                             Sustainable ICT services for
upgrade ICT              along side decentralization activities.       First draft of sustainability plan.      the faculty.
infrastructure, skills   Sensitization and training                    More functionaries competent to use      Quality graduates, researchers and other staff.
and services in the                                                    resources.
faculty of law in
order to produce
quality students and
staff.
To develop and           Put digitized teaching materials in                                                    Blended e-learning resources to improve
upgrade ICT              KEWL classroom; Plan for ICT                  Interactive digital resources for 3      student performance; Sustainable ICT services
infrastructure, skills   sustainability in the department along        math courses; First draft of             for
and services in the      side decentralization activities.             sustainability plan.                      the department.
department of            Plan and commence evaluation of impact                                                 Impact assessment results.
                                                                       Evaluation plan in place and
mathematics in order     of blended e-learning materials                                                        Quality graduates, researchers and other staff.
                                                                       evaluation commenced.
to produce quality
                                                                       Quarterly evaluation report.
students and staff. .
Improve quality of       Develop curriculum for mass training                                                   Blended lessons for Nigerian environment in
output through use of    using blended method as a pre fellowship      Curriculum developed from                KEWL or Moodle
blended learning.        exercise.                                     mindleaders and cisco courses as a
                                                                       pilot for trainers.




 DECENTRALISATION WORK PLAN (Second Quarter: January to March 2007)

                                    Activities                                                                Outcomes
    Objectives                                             Outputs
    To improve            (a) Selection of staff for
    delivery of           ICT Coordinator training;        ( a )participants identified for training          Core of trained new management
    university mandate    (b) intensive training and       sessions                                           structure in place.
    through the           evaluation.                                                                         Improved delivery of university mandate.
    dispersal of ICT


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Expertise and          ( c ) train interns and other
Decentralization of    work study program              ( b )ICT Coordinators and other functionaries
ICT Management.        participants.                   identified
                       ( d ) development of            ( c ) trained student support groups
                       policies including one on       ( d ) improved policy document in use.
                       bandwidth management.
                       Conclude selection of short                                                     Technical and managerial skills
To improve             term visitors for next 12       Team of resource support persons identified     developed.
capacity for ICT       months.                         for ICT units, Library, Law and Mathematics.
project
implementation
and management.
                       Plan for an aggressive                                                          Improved participation of women
To improve women       “Women in ICT” initiative       Implemented projects from program for            in ICT at all levels and consequent improved
participation in       in collaboration with the       women in ICT.                                   delivery of university mandate.
ICT.                   gender intervention.
                       Performance audit of all                                                        Quality of delivery monitored.
To ensure quality      ICT projects under the          Results of Audit.
delivery of project.   intervention.

To develop and         Plan for ICT sustainability                                                     Sustainable ICT services for
upgrade ICT            in the faculty . along side     First draft of sustainability plan adopted by   the faculty in increasing use.
infrastructure,        decentralization activities.    Faculty. Trained functionaries.                 Quality graduates, researchers and other staff.
skills and services    Training.
in the faculty of
law in order to
produce quality
students and staff.
To develop and         Plan for ICT sustainability                                                     Sustainable ICT services for
upgrade ICT            in the department along         First draft of sustainability plan adopted by    the department.
infrastructure,        side decentralization           Department.                                     Impact assessment results. Increased
skills and services    activities.                                                                     use of facilities.
in the department      Evaluation of impact of                                                         Quality graduates, researchers and other staff.
of mathematics in      blended e-learning              Quarterly report on evaluation exercises.
order to produce       materials. Training.            Trained functionaries.
quality students
and staff. .
Improve quality of     Develop course for mass                                                         Blended lessons for Nigerian environment in
output through use     training using blended          Course developed from mindleaders; cisco        KEWL or Moodle in use as pilot.
of blended             method as a pre fellowship      and local resources as a pilot. Development     Quality output of staff and students.
learning.              exercise.                       of digital video.




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                   DECENTRALISATION WORK PLAN (Third Quarter: April – June 2007)
                                   Activities                                                            Outcomes
Objectives                                                Outputs
To improve delivery      ICT Coordinators design and      Faculty/ unit proposals and programs for       Approved ICT proposals for Years 2 and 3.
of university mandate         develop faculty/unit        consideration of ICT subcommittee.             Improved delivery of University mandate.
through the dispersal     proposals and programs for      Policy in place and under implementation.
of ICT Expertise and             Years 2 and 3;
Decentralization of      ( d ) development of policies
ICT Management.           including one on bandwidth
                                 management.

                         Short term visitors conclude                                                    Technical and managerial skills developed.
To improve capacity        and implement specific         Team of resource support persons identified
for ICT project                     plans.                for ICT units, Library, Law and
implementation and                                        Mathematics.
management.
                         Plan for an aggressive                                                          Improved participation of women in ICT at all levels
To improve women         “Women in ICT” initiative in     Implemented projects from program for
participation in ICT.    collaboration with the gender    women in ICT.
                         intervention.
                         Performance audit of all ICT                                                    Quality of delivery monitored.
To ensure quality        projects under the               Results of Audit.
delivery of project.     intervention.

To develop and           Commence implementation                                                         Sustainable ICT services for
upgrade ICT              of ICT sustainability plan.      Report on the implementation plan.             the faculty. Improved website as a national resource.
infrastructure, skills   Conclude plans for on-site                                                      Quality students, researchers and academics.
and services in the      training with resource
                                                          On site training plans
faculty of law in        support visitors
order to produce         Commence work on faculty
quality students and     website and interaction with     Website report
staff.                   ICT forum
To develop and           Plan for ICT sustainability in   Report on the implementation plan              Sustainable ICT services for
upgrade ICT              the department along side        Quarterly report on evaluation exercises        the department.
infrastructure, skills   decentralization activities.     Plans concluded                                Impact assessment results.
and services in the      Evaluation of impact of                                                         Improved website as a national resource.
department of            blended e-learning materials.                                                   Department interacts with peers and disseminates informat
mathematics in order     Conclude plans for on-site                                                      e-learning concepts advertised to the community.
to produce quality       training with resource                                                          Quality students, researchers and academics.
students and staff. .    support visitors
                                                          Website report
                         Commence work on                 Demo report
                         departmental website and
                         interaction with ICT forum
                         Do e-learning demos for
                         other departments
Improve quality of       Develop course for mass                                                         Blended lessons for Nigerian environment in KEWL or Mo
output through use of    training using blended           Course developed from mindleaders; cisco       use as pilot.
blended learning.        method. Fine tune materials      and local resources as a pilot. Bugs           Trainers for e-learning fellowship in place.
                                                          cleaned by potential trainers for e-learning   Quality output of staff and students.
                                                          fellowships. Digital video materials in
                                                          place.




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                   JOS-CARNEGIE PARTNERSHIP
                   DECENTRALIZATION WORK PLAN (Fourth Quarter – July 2007 – September 2007)
                                   Activities                                               Outcomes
Objectives                                                 Outputs
                         ICT Coordinators prepare for      Faculty/ unit implementation        Dispersed expertise put in practice for Year 2 activities.
To improve              implementation of faculty/unit     plans for Year 2.                          Improved delivery of university mandate
delivery of            proposals and programs for Year
university                            2;                   Maximal use of limited
mandate through            implementation of policies      resources.
the dispersal of          including one on bandwidth
ICT Expertise and                management.
Decentralization
of ICT
Management.
                         Evaluate impact of short term                                      Technical and managerial skills developed.
To improve                  visitors for the quarter.      Impact reports on visitors at
capacity for ICT                                           ICT units, Library, Law and
implementation.                                            Mathematics.
                       Plan for an aggressive “Women in                                     Improved participation of women in ICT at all levels and
To improve women       ICT” initiative in collaboration    Implemented projects from        consequent improved delivery of university mandate.
participation in       with the gender intervention.       program for women in ICT.
ICT.
                       Performance audit of all ICT                                         Quality of delivery monitored.
To ensure quality      projects under the intervention.    Results of Audit.
delivery of project.
                       Overseas conference and training                                     Improved delivery of mandate.
To motivate staff       activity for best operators and    Staff      attend    overseas
and improve                      functionaries.            training     and    retraining
performance for                                            activities.
quality delivery of
mandate.
To develop and         Implementation of ICT                                                Sustainable ICT services for
upgrade ICT            sustainability plan.                Report on the                    the faculty. A national resource in faculty website.
infrastructure,        On-site training with resource      implementation plan.             Quality students, researchers and academics.
skills and services    support visitors
in the faculty of      Work on faculty website and
                                                           On-site training reports as
law in order to        interaction with ICT forum          mentioned above.
produce quality                                            Website report
students and staff.
To develop and         Implementation of ICT               Report on the                    Sustainable ICT services for
upgrade ICT            sustainability plan.                implementation plan               the department.
infrastructure,        Evaluation of impact of blended     Quarterly report on              Impact assessment results.
skills and services    e-learning materials.               evaluation exercises             Department interacts with peers and disseminates
in the department      On-site training with resource      Plans concluded                  information.
of mathematics in      support visitors                    On-site training reports as      e-learning concepts advertised to the community. A national
order to produce       Work on departmental website        mentioned above.                 resource in departmental website.
quality students       and interaction with ICT forum      Website report                   Quality students, researchers and academics.
and staff. .           Do e-learning demos for other
                       departments
                                                           Demo report
Improve quality of     Conclude development of course                                       Blended lessons for Nigerian environment in KEWL or
output through use     and video for mass training using   Digital course materials         Moodle with complementary digital videos.
of blended             blended method.                     including digital video          Trainers for e-learning fellowship in place.
learning.                                                  developed.                       Quality output of staff and students.




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                        DECENTRALIZATION WORK PLAN (Years 2 and 3)
                                        Activities                                                          Outcomes
Objectives                                                           Outputs
                        Advertise and recruit staff for e-learning   Roles and responsibilities of e-        ICT functionaries in place to stimulate the use
To improve delivery     fellowship.                                  learning fellows defined and first     of ICT in teaching, research and
of university           Pursue on line training supplemented by      fellows appointed.                     administration..
mandate through the     face to face.                                Fellows with requisite skills and      Improved delivery of university mandate.
dispersal of ICT        Video materials and e-conferences will       content developed in several
Expertise and           complement on line and face to face.         disciplines. On line, digital video
Decentralization of     Graduate e-learning fellows and plan for     and face to face resources in place
ICT Management.         replication of year long fellowship.         for blended teaching and learning.
                        Full implementation of ICT policy            An aggressive ICT community with        ICT functionaries in place to stimulate the use
To improve delivery     through ICT Board, ICT committees and        drive and commitment and a             of ICT in teaching, research and
of university           Coordinators.                                willingness to pay for services that   administration..
mandate through the     Faculties driving ICT with and ICT           they value and appreciate.             Improved delivery of university mandate.
dispersal of ICT        agenda at all committee of deans
Expertise and           meetings.
Decentralization of
ICT Management.
                        Support of consultants, visiting                                                     ICT functionaries in place to stimulate the use
To improve capacity     academics and techies to support             Resources for blended teaching and     of ICT in teaching, research and
for ICT project         decentralization and the fellowship          learning                               administration..
implementation and                                                                                          Improved delivery of university mandate.
management.
                        Continue with an aggressive “Women in                                               Improved participation of women in ICT at all
To improve women        ICT” initiative in collaboration with the    A program for women in ICT.            levels and consequent improved delivery of
participation in ICT.   gender intervention.                                                                university mandate.
                   In years 2 and 3 efforts will be concentrated on concluding any uncompleted activities of year 1
                   and consolidation so that a culture of using blended teaching and learning gets entrenched.
                   Faculties that have maximal buy in will support the others working in collaboration with ICT
                   Coordinators, the Committee of Deans and the ICT board. The decentralization means that
                   Faculties and departments will be involved in several projects working along with the ICT
                   subcommittee of JCPC.

                   Anticipated products: A functionally active ICT Board promoting sustainable
                   ICT development driven by Faculties and Departments; 4 digitization centers, 8
                   trained professional staff for them including instructional designers; 20 E-
                   Learning Fellows (lecturers and administrative staff trained to create and use
                   digitized teaching, learning, research, and administrative materials);

                   Expected Outcomes: Vibrant ICT communities paying for sustainable ICT
                   services; Efficient ICT services driven by faculties and administrative units;
                   Academics who can compete for research funding internationally; E-learning
                   entrenched in the university‘s culture and improved quality of graduates.

                   Key Staff: Professor Christopher Akinmade - Department of Science and Technology
                   Education; and Director, Institute of Education (member),Dr. Phil Ostien – Associate
                   Professor of Law and Faculty ICT Coordinator is the chairperson of this sub-sub
                   committee. The Consultants to the committee are Donna Oti and Tanko Ishaya who will
                   drive the Pre-fellowship initiative.



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Amount of Corporation Support: US$121,250

2. Infrastructure:
Goal: Improve the infrastructure and provide power back for the efficient use
of ICT in teaching, research and administration. Under the ―Oases of Power‖
concept 24/7/365 power back up will be provided for the network backbone and a limited
number of systems in all the main network centers. Our three specifically ICT units—
MIS, UJNet, and the UCC—will be further strengthened and developed and their
important work assisted and pushed forward. These will be done in the areas of
infrastructure and human resource development. The consolidation of good
maintenance practices will lead to traditions that support sustainability.

Activities to Strengthen ICT units and further development of their work:
    Build capacity for leadership in and good management of ICT units: As
       the university ICT network (physical and human) grows in size and
       complexity, the need for technical and managerial leadership becomes
       even more pronounced. JCP will facilitate the engagement of ICT Gurus
       for on-site capacity building of the leaders of MIS, UJNet and UCC.
       Visiting Fulbright Fellows with ICT interests will complement this effort
       while JCPC in collaboration with ICT units will search for ICT
       functionaries to spend sabbaticals at Jos.
       Some ICT staffs at Jos have already been supported and trained to the
       postgraduate level. Rotation of Coordinators will facilitate a healthy
       competition as each coordinator seeks to leave a legacy for posterity. This
       will naturally lead to the eventual appointment of Directors of repute for
       MIS, UJNet and UCC. Attachment to private sector industry leaders will
       be pursued with drive and enthusiasm. Opportunities for management
       training will be provided. The goal is in house grooming and evolution of
       a competent leadership.
    University of Jos Network (UJNet): Consolidation of the network over the
       last three years was more demanding and more complicated than was
       originally assumed. Satellite, fiber or wireless links to all campuses are active.
       80% of the Bauchi Road Campus is now wired through six of our eight faculties
       and administrative buildings. The other campuses are now on the network and
       network upgrade at Naraguta and Township campuses will conclude the
       consolidation effort. We shall then have an excellent wired WAN and a
       robust wireless backbone with 24/7/365 services as our goal. The
       maximal use of these services now has to be realized.
          To address the unreliable and variable electric power supply,
       generators and solar/battery/inverter hybrids were electric power back
       up options explored in Tranche 1. The adopted "Oases of Power" concept
       will facilitate 24/7/365 services at critical areas and make a good part of
       the network functional with minimal down time.



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    The comprehensive E-learning Cisco Networking Academy Program
availed itself of support in the area of access and lab equipment during the
first Tranche. There was over 100% increase in student population with a
successful gender sensitive admission policy. NETLAB in the academy
provides the first virtual laboratory facility at the university and
complements the live lab bundles which are also in use. Cisco has
expanded its network curriculum to include courses sponsored by IT
industry leaders and Unijos offers ―IT Essentials‖ under this arrangement.
The FOSS centers to be established will support capacity building efforts
to develop human resources for the university and the nation. These
centers will adopt the gender sensitive training and recruitment policies of
Cisco to make for the progress of women participation in ICT.
    As part of the Tranche 2 ICT Intervention, we will:
    o Work with industry partner, Resourcery to consolidate and manage
        the wired network.
    o Work with industry partner, Datasphir to consolidate and manage
        the wireless network.
    o Annual network audits will be done and network upgrade
        concluded.
    o Work with industry partner, Solar and Renewable Energy Systems
        (SRES) to consolidate, manage and maintain power back up.
    o Strengthen the Cisco Regional Academy and support women in
        ICT.
    o Establish 4 multimedia labs or digitization centers in specific
        locations.
    o Support PWS student run computer labs in student hostels.




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                           UJNet WORK PLAN (First Quarter: October -December 2006)
                                                                                                                                    Outcomes
  Objectives                                                Activities                       Outputs
                                          ( a ) Work with other stakeholders to provide                                             ( a ) Increased network access.
  To develop and upgrade UJNet           computer labs in student hostels.                   ( a ) Student labs in hostels.         ( b ) Maintenance culture
  ICT infrastructure and services and    ( b ) Quarterly in house network audit and                                                 enhanced; network upgraded.
  consequently improve quality of        upgrade outside Bauchi Road Campus.                  ( b) Audit and network upgrade        (c)Good management practice
  output of staff and students.          ( c ) Problems identified in the audit addressed.                                          institutionalized.
                                         ( d ) Provide support for Cisco academy and         ( c ) Maintenance completed.           Quality of output of staff and
                                         multimedia labs.                                    ( d ) Good training facilities.        students enhanced.
                                         ( a ) Advertise for short term visits including                                            Technical and managerial skills
  To improve capacity for ICT            sabbaticals. (law, math, library and ict units)     Applications received, considered      developed.
  project implementation and             ( b ) Search for retired or soon to be retired      and offers made.                       Quality of output of staff and
  management and consequently            experts interested in tenure in African                                                    students enhanced.
  improve quality of output of staff     Universities
  and students. .
                                         Plan for an aggressive “Women in ICT”                                                      Improved participation of
  To improve women participation         initiative in collaboration with the gender         A program for women in ICT.            women in ICT at all levels.
  in ICT and consequently improve        intervention.                                                                              Quality of output of staff and
  quality of output of staff and                                                                                                    students enhanced.
  students.
                                          Derivation of indicators for performance audit                                            Guidelines for quality delivery
  To ensure quality delivery of            of all ICT projects under the intervention.       Indicators and audit procedure in      of project in place. quality
  project.                                       Present brief on ERA activities.            place. Well briefed functionaries      delivery of project.
                                                                                             prepared for monitoring and
                                                                                             evaluation.


             UJNet WORK PLAN (Second Quarter: January to March 2007)

                                                                                                                               Outcomes
Objectives                                             Activities                       Outputs

                                    ( a )work with PWS to provide computer labs in                                             ( a )increased network access.
To develop and upgrade UJNet       student hostels.                                     ( a )student labs in hostels.          ( b ) Maintenance culture
ICT infrastructure and services    ( b ) Quarterly in house network audit alongside                                            enhanced; network upgraded.
and consequently improve           network upgrade..                                     ( b)audit report and progressive      ( c )Good management practice
quality of output of staff and     ( c ) Problems identified in the audit addressed.    network upgrade.                       institutionalized.
students.                          (d) network upgrade and extension of oases of                                               (d) increased network access;
                                   power.                                               ( c )maintenance completed             adequate power back up.
                                   ( e ) Provide support for Cisco academy and          (d) network extension and              Quality of output of staff and
                                   multimedia labs                                      extended oases.                        students enhanced.
                                                                                        ( e ) good training facilities
                                   Conclude selection of short term visitors for next                                          Technical and managerial skills
To improve capacity for ICT        12 months.                                           Team of resource support persons       developed.
project implementation and                                                              identified for ICT units, Library,     Quality of output of staff and
management and consequently                                                             Law and Mathematics.                   students enhanced.
improve quality of output of
staff and students.
                                   Plan for an aggressive “Women in ICT”                                                       Improved participation of
To        improve         women    initiative in collaboration with the gender          Implemented projects from              women in ICT at all levels.
participation in ICT and           intervention.                                        program for women in ICT.              Quality of output of staff and
consequently improve quality                                                                                                   students enhanced.
of output of staff and students.
                                   Performance audit of all ICT projects under the                                             Quality of delivery monitored.
To ensure quality delivery of      intervention.                                        Results of Audit.                      Quality of output of staff and
project.                                                                                                                       students enhanced.




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To develop and upgrade ICT            Plan for ICT sustainability in the faculty . along                                          Sustainable ICT services for
infrastructure, skills and            side decentralization activities. Training.           First draft of sustainability plan     the faculty in increasing use.
services in the faculty of law.                                                             adopted by Faculty. Trained           Quality of output of staff and
Improve quality of output of                                                                functionaries.                        students enhanced.
staff and students.
To develop and upgrade ICT            Plan for ICT sustainability in the department                                               Sustainable ICT services for
infrastructure, skills and            along side decentralization activities.               First draft of sustainability plan     the department.
services in the department of         Evaluation of impact of blended e-learning            adopted by Department.                Impact assessment results.
mathematics.                          materials. Training.                                                                        Increased use of facilities.
                                                                                            Quarterly report on evaluation
improve quality of output of                                                                                                      Quality of output of staff and
                                                                                            exercises. Trained functionaries.
staff and students.                                                                                                               students enhanced.



                            UJNet WORK PLAN (Third Quarter: April – June 2007)
                                                              Activities                                                              Outcomes
   Objectives                                                                                   Outputs
                                           (a)work with PWS to provide computer labs in                                               ( a )increased network
   To develop and upgrade UJNet           student hostels.                                      ( a )student labs in hostels.         access.
   ICT infrastructure and services        ( b ) Quarterly in house network audit; network                                             (b)Maintenance          culture
                                                                                                 ( b) audit report; network
   and consequently improve               upgrade.                                                                                    enhanced.
                                                                                                upgrade
   quality of output of staff and         ( c ) Problems identified in the audit addressed.                                           ( c )Good management
                                                                                                ( c )maintenance completed.
   students.                              (d ) Provide support for Cisco academy and                                                  practice institutionalized.
                                                                                                ( d ) Good training facilities.
                                          multimedia labs.                                                                            Quality of output of staff and
                                                                                                                                      students enhanced.
                                             Short term visitors conclude and implement                                               Technical and managerial
   To improve capacity for ICT                              specific plans.                     Team of resource support persons      skills developed.
   project implementation and                                                                   identified for ICT units, Library,    Quality of output of staff and
   management and consequently                                                                  Law and Mathematics.                  students enhanced.
   improve quality of output of
   staff and students.
                                          Plan for an aggressive “Women in ICT”                                                       Improved participation of
   To        improve         women        initiative in collaboration with the gender           Implemented projects from             women in ICT at all levels.
   participation in ICT and               intervention.                                         program for women in ICT.             Quality of output of staff and
   consequently improve quality                                                                                                       students enhanced.
   of output of staff and students.
                                          Performance audit of all ICT projects under the                                             Quality of delivery
   To ensure quality delivery of          intervention.                                         Results of Audit.                     monitored.
   project.
   To develop and upgrade ICT             Commence implementation of ICT sustainability                                               Sustainable ICT services for
   infrastructure, skills and             plan.                                                 Report on the implementation           the faculty. Improved
   services in the faculty of law .       Conclude plans for on-site training with resource     plan.                                 website as a national
   Improve quality of output of           support visitors                                                                            resource.
   staff and students.                    Commence work on faculty website and
                                                                                                On site training plans ;              Quality of output of staff and
                                          interaction with ICT forum                            Website report                        students enhanced.
   To develop and upgrade ICT             Plan for ICT sustainability in the department         Report on the implementation          Sustainable ICT services.
   infrastructure, skills and             along side decentralization activities.               plan                                  Impact assessment results.
   services in the department of          Evaluation of impact of blended e-learning            Quarterly report on evaluation        Improved website a national
   mathematics.                           materials.                                            exercises                             resource. Department
   Improve quality of output of           Conclude plans for on-site training with resource     Plans concluded.                      interacts with peers and
   staff and students.                    support visitors                                                                            disseminates information. e-
                                          Commence work on departmental website and             Website report                        learning concepts advertised
                                          interaction with ICT forum                            Demo report                           to the community. Quality of
                                          Do e-learning demos for other departments                                                   output of staff and students
                                                                                                                                      enhanced.




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                          UJNet INTERVENTION WORK PLAN (Fourth Quarter – July 2007 – September 2007)
                                                              Activities                                                       Outcomes
Objectives                                                                                    Outputs


                                          ( a )work with other stakeholders to provide                                         (a )increased network access.
To develop and upgrade UJNet ICT          computer labs in student hostels.                   ( a )student labs in hostels.    (b) Maintenance culture
infrastructure and services and           ( b ) Quarterly in house network audit.                                              enhanced.
consequently improve quality of           ( c ) Problems identified in the audit addressed.    ( b) audit report               (c)Good           management
output of staff and students.                                                                 ( c )maintenance completed       practice institutionalized.
                                                                                                                               Quality of output of staff and
                                                                                                                               students enhanced.
                                            Evaluate impact of short term visitors for the                                     Technical and managerial
To improve capacity for ICT project                           quarter.                        Impact reports on visitors at    skills developed.
implementation and management                                                                 ICT units, Library, Law and      Quality of output of staff and
and consequently improve quality of                                                           Mathematics.                     students enhanced.
output of staff and students. .
                                          Plan for an aggressive “Women in ICT”                                                Improved participation of
To improve women participation in         initiative in collaboration with the gender         Implemented projects from        women in ICT at all levels.
ICT and consequently improve              intervention.                                       program for women in ICT.        Quality of output of staff and
quality of output of staff and                                                                                                 students enhanced.
students.
                                          Performance audit of all ICT projects under the                                      Quality of delivery
To ensure      quality    delivery   of   intervention.                                       Results of Audit.                monitored.
project.
                                          Overseas conference or training activity for best                                    Improved delivery of
To motivate staff and improve                      operators and functionaries.               Staff attend overseas training   mandate.
performance for quality delivery of                                                           and retraining activities.       Quality of output of staff and
mandate.                                                                                                                       students enhanced.
To develop and upgrade ICT                Implementation of ICT sustainability plan.                                           Sustainable ICT services for
infrastructure, skills and services in    On-site training with resource support visitors     Report on the implementation      the faculty. A national
the faculty of law . Improve quality      Work on faculty website and interaction with        plan.                            resource in faculty website.
of output of staff and students.          ICT forum                                                                            Quality of output of staff and
                                                                                              On-site training reports as      students enhanced.
                                                                                              mentioned above.
                                                                                              Website report
To develop and upgrade ICT                Implementation of ICT sustainability plan.          Report on the implementation     Sustainable ICT services for
infrastructure, skills and services in    Evaluation of impact of blended e-learning          plan                              the department. Impact
the department of mathematics.            materials.                                          Quarterly report on evaluation   assessment results.
Improve quality of output of staff        On-site training with resource support visitors     exercises                        Department interacts with
and students.                             Work on departmental website and interaction        Plans concluded                  peers and disseminates
                                          with ICT forum                                      On-site training reports as      information. e-learning
                                          Do e-learning demos for other departments           mentioned above.                 concepts advertised to the
                                                                                              Website report                   community. A national
                                                                                                                               resource in departmental
                                                                                              Demo report                      website. Quality of output of
                                                                                                                               staff and students enhanced.
                     In Years 2 and 3 these activities will be replicated alongside new departmental and faculty
                     initiatives. The decentralization means that Faculties and Departments will be involved in several
                     projects working along with the ICT subcommittee of JCPC.

                     Anticipated products: 4 digitization centers, an upgraded wide area network
                     with a gigabit backbone on Naraguta and JUTH campuses; 300 additional wired



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                    network points and 600 more estimated wireless users; 24/7/365 network
                    services; constant and reliable power supply in all critical locations; a first class
                    Cisco Academy; Increased participation of women in ICT.

                    Expected Outcomes: Efficient ICT services driven by faculties and administrative
                    units; best practice in monitoring and maintenance as a tradition; improved
                    quality of output of students and staff.

                    Key Staff:Jonathan Daniel Gondyi Coordinator of UJ-Net is the chairperson of this
                    sub-sub committee and Geraldine Daloeng is a member.

                    Amount Requested from Corporation: US$245,000

                             University Computer Centre (UCC): The university computer center will
                              continue to run and improve the internship program. It will expose UCC
                              staff to relevant e-learning materials; pursue the option of reviewing the
                              mode of basic training at the center. The option for students on diploma
                              and other courses to use e-learning methods with face to face support to
                              be explored as a blended learning enterprise. The workshop staff will be
                              empowered and made more functional to provide needed services. Basic
                              maintenance training courses for staff in faculties to be complemented
                              with other training opportunities by partners using blended e-learning.


                         UCC INTERVENTION (Year 1 work plan)
                                                           Activities                                                         Outcomes
Objectives                                                                                  Outputs
                                        Review internship program. Select interns and       Improved internship program;      Skilled ICT functionaries
Skills upgrade for students             other work study program participants working       appointed interns and             and     improved      network
stimulated to support and give back     with faculties and departments.                     apprentices.                      services. Quality of staff and
to the university. Improve the                                                                                                students improved.
quality of output.
                                         Explore use of e-learning materials and face to                                      Functionaries skilled to
Improve quality of training for staff    face for training of interns, other students and   Significant number of staff and   participate in mass ICT
and students through the use of                                staff.                       students trained.                 activities.
blended e-learning.
                                        Train maintenance staff through on site and off                                       Better access and quality
To deliver quality maintenance          site activities.                                    Trained maintenance staff and     services. Quality of staff and
services. Improve quality of output.                                                        improved maintenance              students improved.
                                                                                            services.
                                        Work with other functionaries to acquire                                              Improved access and quality
Improve access for staff and            computers, thin clients and multimedia              Increase in network access and    of university output.
students and consequently the           equipment.                                          multimedia labs. 100 thin
quality of output.                                                                          clients


                    These activities will hold in all quarters of year 1 and will be replicated in Years 2 and 3 with
                    modifications from lessons learnt. In addition the UCC will work with other ICT units, faculties




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and departments to develop ICT infrastructure; network services; access through the introduction
of 200 more thin client computers on the network; and e-learning initiatives.

Anticipated products: 50 ICT Coordinators and support staff; 210 interns; 300
new thin client computers; upskilled techies and good management staff.

Expected Outcomes: Efficient ICT services driven by faculties and administrative
units; good maintenance practices, management and leadership

Key Staff: Mrs. Omo Tom-Fregene – Director Computer Center is the chairperson of
this sub-sub committee and Pam Gabriel Dagyat is a member.

Amount of Corporation Support: US$259,500

3. Departmental ICT Initiatives
Goal: Effective Use of ICT in Teaching, Learning, Research and
Administration to Improve the Quality of Output.
There will two sets of activities under this goal. One will be the further
development of Management Information Systems (MIS) and the other the
implementation of departmental initiatives including but not exclusively e-
learning. With decentralization at an advanced stage of attainment, training
concluded and capacity of staff and students for e-learning instructional
technology improved, the stage is set for development of proposals for the last
two years of the partnership. The departmental proposals will be one of the
major outcomes of the decentralization effort and their implementation will lead
to effective use of ICT to improve the quality of output of staff and students.

We shall train in year 1 of Tranche 2, a group of potential trainers using self-
paced on line resources (including Mind Leaders and IT Essentials from our
Cisco Academy) and face to face activities; (Blended E-Learning). The trainers
(graduates of this pre fellowship program )will facilitate the delivery, in years 2
and 3, of the e-learning fellowship for Unijos and other Nigerian academics. The
fellows will drive blended teaching and learning in the Nigerian Education
Sector. Funding for the fellowships is therefore provided for, under these
departmental e-learning initiatives it will drive.

We anticipate that a successful pre fellowship program will produce some staff
who will lead teams that win the competitive awards for the delivery of
departmental initiatives. Such staff essentially trained in year 1 will still benefit
from provisions for departmental initiatives in subsequent years. They will
however be working on resources for their departments in years 2 and 3 as
against blended e-learning resources for ICT produced in year 1. Staff belonging
to teams that win awards at the end of year 1 will be encouraged to enlist as
fellows in years 2 and 3 as they pursue the development of specific departmental


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resources. In this connection the RFP for departmental initiatives will emphasize
(not exclusively) the desire for proposals incorporating e-learning. The RFP will
also mention specifically that e-learning fellowships, primarily in the form of
training will be available to members of the teams working on selected
departmental initiatives. Hence the pre fellowship program of decentralization in
year 1 supports the fellowship program under departmental initiatives in years
2 and 3..While year 1 decentralization activities will have a blended e-learning
course for ICT as an outcome, years 2 and 3 activities under departmental
initiatives will produce blended e-learning resources for specific disciplines
other than ICT,

Activities to attain the goal.
    As Year 1 goes along, JCPC will put out a request for proposals (RFP),
       addressed to the University of Jos units that have (or will soon have) ICT
       Coordinators. The RFP will give clear guidelines as to what sorts of ICT
       projects JCPC wants to fund in Years 2 and 3 in line with the aims of the
       ICT Intervention as described above, how long the projects can last, the
       maximum amounts that JCPC will fund per proposal, etc. Projects for
       which there will also be counterpart funding will be favored. Gender
       equity will be an important consideration.
    JCPC, now acting as the grantor, will define the application process to
       generate maximum participation and maximum learning by all concerned.
    One of the first things the new ICT Coordinators will then have to do is
       prepare and submit these proposals.
    Note: every single unit will be required to submit a proposal.
    The Advancement Office will have a role in assisting in preparation of
       these proposals. This will perhaps be made part of the training for ICT
       Coordinators conducted by the Advancement Office, see above.
    Proposals will actually come from the ICT Committees of the various
       units, but the ICT Coordinators will be the main draftspersons. But
       involving the ICT Committees in the proposal-writing process will
       increase participation and learning.
    This process will contribute tremendously to human resource
       development in the business of seeking funding for projects, and should
       result in many more proposals of much higher quality being submitted for
       external funding.
    JCPC will make awards toward the end of Year 1, in plenty of time for
       funded projects to take off in Year 2.
    We shall train in year 1 of Tranche 2, a group of potential trainers using
       self-paced on line resources and face to face activities; These trainers will
       facilitate the delivery, in years 2 and 3, of the e-learning fellowships. The
       fellows will drive blended teaching and learning in the Nigerian



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                               Education Sector. Funding for the fellowships is therefore provided for,
                               under these departmental e-learning initiatives it will drive.



                          DEPARTMENTAL INITIATIVES (Year 1 work plan)
                                                             Activities                                                         Outcomes
Objectives                                                                                   Outputs
                                         Consultations , seminars and workshops to           Draft proposals.                   Sensitized staff and students
Stimulate staff and students for full    market the initiatives.(first and second quarter)                                      participating and driving ICT
participation in departmental                                                                                                   at departmental and faculty
initiatives. Better quality staff and                                                                                           levels..
students.
                                          Request for proposals prepared using Carnegie                                         Proposals that will ensure
Make increased use of ICT to drive        Corporation guidelines and with the support of     Departmental and Faculty           mass ICT activities driven by
the academic agenda and support           Advancement office. (third and fourth quarter)     proposals from initiatives .       departments and faculties..
administration. Better quality staff
and students.
                                         Special sensitization, training and mentoring                                          Better quality university
Facilitate the participation of women    seminars and workshops .( all quarters)             University women, interested,      products through trained
in departmental initiatives and                                                              motivated and skilled to           men and women.
improve the quality of university                                                            contribute to ICT development
output..                                                                                     and the delivery of the
                                                                                             university mandate.




                          DEPARTMENTAL INITIATIVES (Year 2 and 3 work plans)
                                                               Activities                                                        Outcomes
 Objectives                                                                                   Outputs
                                          Departmental and faculty teams participate in       e-learning materials to support    Improved output of staff and
 Make increased use of ICT to drive       consultations , seminars and workshops with e-      blended learning.                  students . Departments and
 the academic agenda and support          learning fellows..(first and second quarter)                                           faculties that can support and
 administration. Improve quality of                                                                                              sustain ICT.
 university output
                                              Test running of materials produced with                                            Improved output of staff and
 Make increased use of ICT to drive        preliminary impact assessment resources put in     Functional    resources     and    students . Departments and
 the academic agenda and support                  place.. (third and fourth quarter)          impact assessment plans            faculties that can support and
 administration.                                                                                                                 sustain ICT.
                                          Special sensitization, training and mentoring                                          Better quality university
 Facilitate the participation of women    seminars and workshops .( all quarters)             University women, interested,      products through trained
 in departmental initiatives. Improve                                                         motivated and skilled to           men and women.
 quality of university output.                                                                contribute to ICT development,.


                    Anticipated products: A functionally active ICT Board promoting sustainable
                    ICT development driven by Faculties and Departments; 4 digitization centers, 8
                    trained professional staff for them including instructional designers; 20 E-
                    Learning Fellows (lecturers and administrative staff trained to create and use
                    digitized teaching, learning, research, and administrative materials); the
                    products of the digitization centers: instructional materials including digital
                    video and web-based learning materials for 4 courses, 1 e-journal; a dynamic,



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interactive, resource-rich university website; e-learning resources in classrooms
and lecture halls.

Expected Outcomes: Vibrant ICT communities paying for sustainable ICT
services; Efficient ICT services driven by faculties and administrative units;
Academics who can compete for research funding internationally; E-learning
entrenched in the university‘s culture and improved quality of graduates.

Key Staff: Professor Christopher Akinmade - Department of Science and Technology
Education; and Director, Institute of Education is the chairperson of this sub-sub
committee, and Dr. Phil Ostien – Associate Professor of Law and Faculty ICT
Coordinator is a member. The consultants to the committee are Donna Oti and Tanko
Ishaya who will drive the e-learning fellowship initiative.

Amount of Corporation Support: US$228,250

      Further development of Management Information Systems (MIS):
       There has been minimal acquisition of proprietary software as we explore
       the use of Free and Open Source Software, FOSS. This is amply
       demonstrated with the MIS development project and Unijos participation
       in the AVOIR project. Unijos MIS in partnership with an industry partner
       has put in place, the first on line, real time, digital student registration
       system developed by students in an African university. This will be
       further developed as follows:
           o Fully implement in the life of the university student records
              software already developed: from admissions to registration to
              results entry to production of transcripts for current students.
           o Extend use of software already developed to academic units not
              now included: Post-Graduate School, Centre for Continuing
              Education, etc.
           o Capture old student records so all transcripts for all students past
              and present can be produced digitally.
It is worth noting that full automation of transcript production will immensely
improve the University‘s relations with its alumni, thus facilitating the work of
the Advancement Office. At the same time we will work with our industry
partner and the Advancement Office to solicit other support for MIS projects.




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                            MIS DEPARTMENTAL INITIATIVE (Year 1 work plan)
                                                      Activities                                                                            Outcomes
Objectives                                                                                             Outputs
To develop and upgrade MIS ICT          ( a ) Plan for uploading of historical data on existing                                             Contract awarded for input of
infrastructure and services; make       MIS software.                                                                                       historical data.
effective and efficient use of ICT in    ( b ) Invite tenders for the contract for input/ validation   Tenders received.                    Effective and efficient, gender
administration. Improve quality of      of data. (first quarter)                                                                            sensitive use of ICT in
university output.                                                                                                                          administration. Quality of output
                                                                                                                                            improved.
To develop and upgrade MIS ICT              Uploading of historical data by contractors and                                                 Prompt release of transcripts for
infrastructure and services; make         validation by University authorities. Extend use of          Validated historical data. Data at   Graduates; Satisfied alumni;
effective and efficient use of ICT in    software to PG and other programs.( second quarter)           PG and other levels accessible.      Effective and efficient gender
administration .                                                                                                                            sensitive use of ICT in
                                                                                                                                            administration. Quality of output
                                                                                                                                            improved.
                                        Structured training of users. Conclude work on PG and                                               Prompt release of transcripts for
To develop and upgrade MIS ICT          other programs. (third quarter)                                Trained personnel for delivery of    graduates; satisfied alumni;
infrastructure and services; . make                                                                    mandate. Data on PG and other        Effective and efficient gender
effective and efficient use of ICT in                                                                  programs.                            sensitive use of ICT in
administration . Improve quality of                                                                                                         administration. Quality of output
university output.                                                                                                                          improved.
                                         Review management practices in the light of                                                        Improved services to students,
To develop and upgrade MIS ICT          developments in first three quarters. (fourth quarter)         A modified management structure      staff and alumni; Effective and
infrastructure and services; make                                                                      in place.                            efficient gender sensitive use of
effective and efficient use of ICT in                                                                                                       ICT in administration.
administration . Improve quality of
university output
                                        Training and retraining of staff and students using                                                 Effective and efficient gender
To develop and upgrade MIS ICT          blended learning mode.( all quarters)                          Trained and confident men and        sensitive use of ICT in
infrastructure and services; . make                                                                    women commited to deliver the        administration. Quality of output
effective and efficient use of ICT in                                                                  MIS mandate.                         improved.
administration . Improve quality of
university output




                            MIS DEPARTMENTAL INITIATIVE (Years 2 and 3 work plans)




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                                                            Activities                                                 Outcomes
Objectives                                                                              Outputs
                                        Clear all bugs as systems are put in use.       useful reports.                Effective    and    efficient,
To develop and upgrade MIS                                                                                             gender sensitive use of ICT
ICT infrastructure and                                                                                                 in administration. Quality of
services; make effective and                                                                                           university output improved.
efficient use of ICT in
administration . Improve quality
of university output
                                        Maintenance of software and hardware systems.                                  Effective and efficient
To develop and upgrade MIS ICT                                                          An       efficient      and    gender sensitive use of ICT
infrastructure and services; make                                                       sustainable       university   in administration. Quality of
effective and efficient use of                                                          resource                       university output improved
ICT in administration . Improve
quality of university output
                                        Training and retraining of staff and students                                  Effective and efficient
To develop and upgrade MIS ICT          using blended learning mode.                    Trained and confident men      gender sensitive use of ICT
infrastructure and services; . make                                                     and women commited to          in administration. Quality of
effective and efficient use of ICT in                                                   deliver the MIS mandate.       university output improved
administration . Improve quality of
university output



                   Anticipated products: 75% digitized student and staff records; a dynamic,
                   interactive, resource-rich university website; disaggregated data a norm.

                   Expected Outcomes: Quality reporting and decision making based on reliable
                   data; gender sensitive community with women and men playing critical roles.

                   Key Staff: Silas Vem – Coordinator MIS is chairperson of the sub-sub committee and
                   Mrs. Omo-Fregene fregene-Director of University Computer Center is a member.

                   Amount of Corporation Support: US$59,500.

                   4. Emerging Centers of Excellence.
                   Goal: To improve delivery of services through three emerging centers of
                   excellence and produce better staff and students.
                   Library Information Systems (LIS). ICT is a tool that provides access to electronic
                   information and the content of the library‘s holdings. Already the library is
                   subscribed to some electronic journals. It is an emerging center of excellence that
                   will provide the aforementioned access. It will work with staff and students to
                   provide ―information literacy‖ training and develop local content. By the close of
                   Tranche 1 the Main Library will be equipped with an ―Oasis of Power‖ and we
                   shall provide for the acquisition of an off-the-shelf library management system
                   (LMS). In Tranche 2 we intend to:
                             o Continue with conversion of paper records to electronic records
                             o Purchase and install the LMS in consultation with our Mortenson
                                center consultants.



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                                        o Initiate vigorous on-site training on the LMS for Jos librarians and
                                          other stakeholders.
                                        o Deploy a library gateway.
                                        o Develop a comprehensive information literacy program.
                                        o Develop a program that will assist staff to develop local content.
                                        o Improve the library‘s on-line resources.
                                        o Support the library to become a national training center for LMS
                                          and to make maximal use of existing space through automation.
                                        o Support the library to enlist young graduate assistants (training
                                          staff) from different disciplines with ICT skills (from the internship
                                          program) for professional training as librarians.
                                        o Bring one library ICT specialist for one or two years or several of
                                          them for shorter periods in a coordinated way, to assist with
                                          training of librarians and students, with further development of the
                                          LMS, and with integration of on-line resources in the work of the
                                          library.




                              LIS YEAR 1 WORK PLAN
                                        Activities                                                        Outcomes
Objectives                                                     Outputs



To Disperse ICT Expertise          (a) Stakeholders                                                       ( a ) Formation of ICT committees
and Decentralize ICT               consultation;               ( a ) TORs of ICT committees.              ( b ) Definition of coordinators position.
Management and produce             (b) Seek council approval                                              ( c ) ICT functionaries in place to support
better quality staff and           of structures to                                                       structured management.
students: library will be a key           implement and        ( b ) Rights and responsibilities of ICT   Staff and students empowered to use ICT
operator in this exercise. It is        institutionalize its   Coordinators.                               resources and compete with peers worldwide.
not an ICT unit but LIS has                   decision         ( c ) Improved internship program.
ICT as a major component.          ( c) Review internship      Appointed interns, apprentices and
                                   program. Select interns     other work study students.
                                   and other work study
                                   program participants.




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To develop and upgrade ICT       ( a ) Review and purchase       ( a ) LMS acquired.                          Library staff acquire ICT access to facilities
infrastructure, skills and       LMS.                           ( b ) Improved ICT facilities in library. (   and skills to use them.
services in the library and      ( b ) Install LMS in           c ) Librarians skilled in use of LMS.         Staff and students empowered to use ICT
produce better quality staff     library                                                                       resources and compete with peers worldwide
and students:                    ( c ) Do on site training
                                 for Librarians.
                                 Quarterly      in      house                                                 Efficient delivery of library services.
To develop and upgrade           network audit; network         audit report and upgraded network             Staff and students empowered to use ICT
UJNet ICT infrastructure and     upgrade.                                                                     resources and compete with peers worldwide
services.                        Problems identified in the
                                 audit addressed.
Upgrades will take place in
two libraries on Naraguta and
Township Campuses. Better
quality staff and students:
                                 ( a ) Advertise for short                                                    Technical and managerial skills developed.
To improve capacity for ICT      term visits including          Applications received, considered and         Staff and students empowered to use ICT
project implementation,          sabbaticals. (law, math,       offers made.                                  resources and compete with peers worldwide
management.and quality           library and ict units)
delivery of university           ( b ) Search for retired or
mandate                          soon to be retired experts
                                 interested in tenure in
                                 African Universities
                                 ( a )Do on site LMS            ( a )Improved ICT facilities in library.      Staff and students acquire ICT access
To develop and upgrade ICT       training for staff and         ( b )Staff and students skilled in use of     to facilities Library and other staff
infrastructure, skills and       students.                      LMS.                                           exposed to OPAC .
services in the library .        ( b )Commence use of                                                         Staff and students empowered to use ICT
provide quality delivery of      LMS in library                 (c)    Functional          OPAC         in     resources and compete with peers worldwide
university mandate.              ( c )Start running on          university.
                                 online public access
                                 catalogue.
                                 ( a )On site LMS training      ( a )Improved ICT facilities in library.      Staff and students acquire ICT access to facilities
To develop and upgrade ICT       for staff and students         ( b )Staff and students skilled in use of     Library and other staff exposed to OPAC
infrastructure, skills and       continues.                     LMS.                                          . Improved delivery of services.
services in the library. and     ( b )Use of LMS in library                                                   Staff and students empowered to use ICT
produce better quality staff     continues                      (c    )Functional          OPAC         in     resources and compete with peers worldwide
and students:                    ( c )Use of online public      university.
                                 access catalogue
                                 continues.
                                 ( a )On site LMS training      ( a )Improved ICT facilities in library.      Staff and students acquire ICT access to facilities
To develop and upgrade ICT       for staff and students         ( b )Staff and students skilled in use of     Library and other staff exposed to OPAC .
infrastructure, skills and       continues.                     LMS.
services in the library.         ( b )Use of LMS in library     ( c )Functional OPAC in university.           Staff and students empowered to use ICT
Quality delivery of university   continues                                                                    resources and compete with peers worldwide
mandate.                         ( c )Use of online public
                                 access catalogue
                                 continues.
                      Library will work with faculties and departments on e-learning initiatives, and
                      training of trainers. Law and mathematics have a tradition of working with
                      library which will continue to grow. In years 2 and 3 there will be further
                      deployment of the LMS and improved automated services.

                      Anticipated Products: A vibrant automated library with significant digital
                      resources.

                      Outcomes: Improved quality of teaching and research by staff and students
                      exploiting a good library resource

                      Key staff: Dr. A. Ochai - the University Librarian is chairperson of this sub-
                      subcommittee and Mrs Ajulo, a University Librarian is a member.




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Amount Requested from Corporation: US$ 260,500.

     The Faculty of Law On-Line Legal Research Lab: With Tranche 1 Jos-
      Carnegie sponsorship, the Faculty of Law has developed the first On-Line
      Legal Research Lab in Nigeria, with subscriptions to two of the world‘s
      major legal databases, Westlaw and HeinOnline. In Tranche 2 we want to
      improve the work of this Lab and bring it to the point of sustainability by
      the University as follows:
          o Maintain subscriptions to existing databases while provisions for
              payment are made either in the Main Library budget or the ICT
              budget of the Law Faculty.
          o Bring Law ICT functionaries to Jos for a month of activities to be
              replicated by law coordinator and his team. This will all be
              facilitated by the faculty ICT coordinator.
          o Put a three month activity in place to be run by visiting experts in a
              coordinated way and replicated by the faculty coordinator and his
              team.
In addition, the Law Faculty will move ahead in two new ways:
          o By establishing its own web presence, presenting the Faculty in the
              best possible light and giving out all sorts of information, regularly
              updated, about the Faculty, its resources, its programmes, and its
              students and staff.
          o More than that, the Faculty will contribute to the world of legal
              scholarship by establishing and making available over the Internet
              a professionally-managed database of documents and information
              useful to judges, lawyers, and legal scholars, and not available
              elsewhere on the Internet. This will start with a project already
              well under way. Members of the Law Faculty were recently
              involved in a programme of research on sharia implementation in
              northern Nigeria, sponsored by the Volkswagen Foundation.
              Thousands of pages of primary documents were collected. A
              second grant, from Cordaid, a Dutch foundation, is now on ground,
              under which the earlier work is being updated and completed and
              the documents prepared for publication. It will make sense to
              publish them not only in hard copy, but digitally, from the Law
              Faculty‘s website. Jos-Carnegie Tranche 2 will facilitate and assist
              this process.


   ICT LAW DEPARTMENTAL INITIATIVE (Year 1 work plan)




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                                                          Activities                                                           Outcomes
Objectives                                                                                 Outputs
To Disperse ICT Expertise and         (a) Stakeholders consultation;                                                           ( a ) Formation of ICT
Decentralize ICT Management:          (b) Seek council approval of structures to           ( a ) TORs of ICT committees.       committees
                                          implement and institutionalize its decision                                          ( b ) Definition of
                                      ( c) Review internship program. Select interns       ( b ) Rights and responsibilities   coordinators position.
                                      and other work study program participants.           of ICT Coordinators.                ( c ) ICT functionaries in
                                                                                                                               place to support structured
                                                                                           ( c ) Improved internship           management.
                                                                                           program. Appointed interns,
                                                                                           apprentices and other work
                                                                                           study students.
                                      Plan for ICT sustainability in the faculty . along                                       Sustainable ICT services for
To develop and upgrade ICT               side decentralization activities. Training.       First draft of sustainability       the faculty in increasing use.
infrastructure, skills and                                                                 plan adopted by Faculty.
services in the faculty of law                                                             Trained functionaries.
                                      Commence implementation of ICT sustainability                                            Sustainable ICT services for
To develop and upgrade ICT            plan.                                                Report on the implementation         the faculty. Improved
infrastructure,    skills    and      Conclude plans for on-site training with resource    plan.                               website as a national
services in the faculty of law        support visitors                                                                         resource. Improved staff and
                                      Commence work on faculty website and                 On site training plans              student output.
                                      interaction with ICT forum
                                                                                           Website report
                                        Evaluate impact of short term visitors for the                                         Technical and managerial
To improve capacity      for    ICT                       quarter.                         Impact reports on visitors at       skills developed. Improved
implementation.                                                                            ICT units, Library, Law and         output of staff and students.
                                                                                           Mathematics.
                                      Plan for an aggressive “Women in ICT”                                                    Improved participation of
To improve women participation in     initiative in collaboration with the gender          Implemented projects from           women in ICT at all levels
ICT.                                  intervention.                                        program for women in ICT.           and better output at
                                                                                                                               university.
                                      Overseas conference or training activity for best                                        Improved delivery of
To motivate staff and improve         operators and functionaries.                         Staff attend overseas training      mandate.
performance for quality delivery of                                                        and retraining activities.
mandate.
                  In years 2 and 3 ICT Law plans will be in line with faculty initiatives as defined during
                  competition for funding under decentralization.

                  Anticipated products: A functionally active ICT Board promoting sustainable
                  ICT development driven by Faculties and Departments; a sustainable legal
                  research laboratory and a major faculty initiative.

                  Expected Outcomes: Vibrant ICT communities paying for sustainable ICT
                  services; Efficient ICT services driven by faculties and administrative units;
                  Academics who can compete for research funding internationally; E-learning
                  entrenched in the university‘s culture and improved quality of graduates.

                  Key Staff: Joash Amupitan – Faculty of Law is the chairperson of this sub-subcomittee
                  and Dr Phil Ostien is a member.

                  Amount of Corporation Support: US$ 32,500.




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                                   Math ICT Consolidate on the outcomes of Tranche 1 and measure the
                                    impact on the department‘s staff and students.
                                    In Tranche 2 we will:
                                        o Evaluate the impact of Tranche 1 Blended e-learning initiative.
                                        o Continue to provide e-learning demonstrations to other
                                           departments.
                                        o Bring an e-learning facilitator or specialist to site. Coordinated
                                           short visits or sabbaticals will work well here. To be facilitated by a
                                           departmental ICT coordinator or equivalent.
                                        o Put a three month activity in place to be run by visiting experts in a
                                           coordinated way and replicated by the faculty/departmental
                                           coordinator and his team.
                                        o Improve on departmental website and make it a national resource
                                           working with the ICT forum.

                              ICT MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT INITIATIVE (Year 1 work plan)
                                                      Activities                                                                                 Outcomes
Objectives                                                                                                Outputs
To Disperse ICT Expertise and                  (a) Stakeholders consultation;                                                                    ( a ) Formation of ICT
Decentralize ICT Management:                   (b) Seek council approval of structures to                 ( a ) TORs of ICT committees.          committees
                                                      implement and institutionalize its decision                                                ( b ) Definition of coordinators
                                               ( c) Review internship program. Select interns and                                                position.
                                               other work study program participants.                     ( b ) Rights and responsibilities of   ( c ) ICT functionaries in place
                                                                                                          ICT Coordinators.                      to        support       structured
                                                                                                          ( c ) Improved internship program.     management.
                                                                                                          Appointed interns, apprentices and
                                                                                                          other work study students.
                                               Make digitized teaching materials interactive. Plan for                                           Sustainable ICT services for
To develop and upgrade ICT                     ICT sustainability in the department along side            KEWL Math Classroom.First draft         the department.
infrastructure, skills and services in the     decentralization activities.                               of sustainability plan adopted by      Impact assessment results.
department of mathematics.                      Evaluation of impact of blended e-learning materials.     Department.Quarterly report on         Increased
                                                                        Training.                         evaluation     exercises. Trained      use of facilities. Improved
                                                                                                          functionaries.                         output of staff and students
                                               Plan for ICT sustainability in the department along side   Report on the implementation plan      Sustainable ICT services for
To     develop     and    upgrade     ICT      decentralization activities.                               Quarterly report on evaluation          the department.
infrastructure, skills and services in the     Evaluation of impact of blended e-learning materials.      exercises                              Impact assessment results.
department of mathematics.                     Conclude plans for on-site training with resource          Plans concluded.                       Improved website as a national
                                               support visitors                                           Website report                         resource.
                                               Commence work on departmental website and                                                         Department interacts with peers
                                               interaction with ICT forum                                 Demo report                            and disseminates information.
                                               Do e-learning demos for other departments                                                         e-learning concepts advertised to
                                                                                                                                                 the community.
                                                Evaluate impact of short term visitors for the quarter.   Impact reports on visitors at ICT      Technical and managerial skills
To   improve    capacity          for    ICT                                                              units, Library, Law and                developed.
implementation.                                                                                           Mathematics.
                                               Plan for an aggressive “Women in ICT” initiative in        Implemented projects from              Improved participation of
To improve women participation in ICT.         collaboration with the gender intervention.                program for women in ICT.              women in ICT at all levels.
                                                                                                                                                 Improved output of university
                                               Performance audit of all ICT projects under the            Results of Audit.                      Quality of delivery monitored.
To ensure quality delivery of project.         intervention.

                                               Overseas conference or training activity for best          Staff attend overseas training and     Improved delivery of university
To motivate staff and improve                  operators and functionaries.                               retraining activities.                 mandate.
performance for quality delivery of
mandate.

                        In years 2 and 3 ICT Mathematics plans will be in line with departmental initiatives as
                        defined during competition for funding under decentralization.


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Anticipated tangible products: an interactive KEWL classroom with digital
resources in use; a dynamic, interactive, resource-rich university website;

Expected Outcomes: Vibrant ICT communities paying for sustainable ICT
services; Academics who can compete for research funding internationally; E-
learning entrenched in the university‘s culture and improved quality of
graduates.

Key Staff: Professor L.S.O. Liverpool is chairperson of this sub-subcommittee, Musa
Josiah Marut - Mathematics Department- is a member and Izang Nyam is also a
member.

Amount of Corporation Support: US$ 43,500.

Appendices include list of equipments, the ICT strategic Plan; the ICT Policy:
Network diagrams before and after proposed update.




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