First regional research and education network

Leading telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has entered into a strategic partnership with Computer Warehouse Group to deploy Nigeria’s first research and education network dubbed Nigerian Research and Education Network, or NgREN, reports This Day.

The historic NgREN is the first research and education network in West and Central Africa. It employs information and communications technologies to drive inter-institutional communication, collaboration and shared access to knowledge across national and international boundaries.

The programme is an outcome of the National Universities Commission’s partnership with the Committee of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities to establish a foundation that will redefine research and learning in tertiary institutions across the country. The project also enjoys the support of the World Bank as it seeks to create an elaborate infrastructural backbone to interconnect all research and education institutions in the country and link them with other research and education networks worldwide.
Full report on the This Day site