The Rector of Edo State Polytechnic Usen, Engr. Omoruyi Sylvester, has said that the roll-out of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), multi-million-naira Wireless Internet project in the Polytechnic has improved teaching and research in the institution.
Engr. Omoruyi, who disclosed this while addressing journalists, noted that expanding internet in the institution has increased its capacity to offer Open Distance Flexible Learning Programmes.
He said “Edo State Polytechnic was among the six high institutions in the south-south geo-political zone that benefited from the Wireless Internet Cloud (WIC) project of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), under the Advance Digital Appreciation Programme for Tertiary Institutions (ADAPTI).
The Rector expressed appreciation to Governor Godwin Obaseki for his continuous effort in providing an enabling environment at the institution to attract grants and support from organisations and partners within and outside the state.
NCC’s Wireless Internet Could project in Edo State Polytechnic includes the installation of Internet CPE 20/20Mbps bandwidth via Fibre or Point-to-Point ISP radio; dual-radio PRO Access Point/Dual-Band MU-MIMO Wireless Access Point/Dual band Wi-Fi Gigabit Access point and provision of 5.5 KVA generator, and 5KVA network integrated UPS to sever as an alternative source of power supply.
He added: “With the Wireless Internet project, we are able to implement the new directives of the government for internet-enabled work processes. The facility also facilitates the implementation of the Open Distance Flexible Learning system in the school.”
The WIC delivers 20 megabytes per second (mbps) internet speed across the polytechnic’s campus with key facilities installed in strategic locations which include the administrative block, ICT centre and the institution’s Library.