BIDA Poly pumps up internet services to boost academics, communication

Federal Polytechnic Bida

Federal Polytechnic, Bida, (BIDA Poly) has launched a new Fibre Optic wireless network to enhance the use of Internet on campus and to facilitate also academic work.Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Centre, Dr. Sani-man Yahaya, said the development would enable the centre to serve students with a faster and more efficient Internet broad band. According to him, this will boost the services of the school’s ICT Centre, which currently has capacity to accommodate 520 students at a time.

Dr. Yahaya further disclosed that the facility would enhance communication, especially among students and lecturers, as it would make it easier to create portal, where lecturers can exchange valuable information such as notes, e-books and assignments, apart from enabling students to check their examination results from anywhere across the globe.

He explained that since the school’s website has already created different accounts for each student during registration, lecturers have now been directed to only submit soft copy of examination results to be put online. According to him, this will solve the problem of missing results.

Yahaya, however, disclosed that regulatory measures would be put in place to check and control students’ excesses and abuse, and as well restrict outsiders from hacking it.

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