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AFRIK-IT  March 2001

AFRIK-IT March 2001

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ICT in African Universities

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Clement Dzidonu <[log in to unmask]>

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Hello All!!

I am writing a chapter on 'ICT in African Universities' for the
Africa Higher Education Handbook and will need some quickey Case Study
data
to reinforce some conclusions.

Will appreciate some  help from those in African Universities/Colleges
(or have some association with them in the past or present) in
completing  the (shortey)
 questionnaire below.

Please if you can (I think it will take about only  2 minutes the most)
..kindly complete it and send it to be directly at [log in to unmask]

(BTW: You could ask someone else (in the University system)  to kindly
       complete it and send it to me)...Thanks.

Do indicate if you want a copy of the summary....

 Looking forward..and again thanks..


Clement

BTW:

1. Which is the Oldest University in Africa (year of establishment)  [
Once heard is one of those in Egypt....Univ of Alexandria??? ...I may be
wrong]

2. Which University is the largest in Africa in terms of student numbers
( is it University of South Africa (UNISA)?)

Pls help...?.... Thanks...


Bye for now

Clement

 ===============================================================================
                                The Questionnaire
 =============================================================================-=




Name of University/College (optional):


1.0 The Historical Evolution  of ICTs within the University
============================================================

1.1 In which Year was  ICT (computer system) first introduced into the
University/College?

1.2 Which type of  computer system(s) was first introduced into the
    University? (please tick):
        [ ]Stand-alone PCs;  [ ]Networked PCs;  [ ]Minicomputer; [ ]Mainframe

1.3  The first computer system introduced was used for supporting which
of the followings: (please tick one or more):
        [ ] Teaching, [ ] Research, [ ] Admin Support

1.4 What is the current computer system(s) at  the University?
    (please tick one or more):
        [ ]Stand-alone PCs;  [ ]Networked PCs;  [ ]Minicomputer; [ ]Mainframe

1.5  The current computer system(s) is used for supporting  which
     of the followings? (please tick one or more):

[ ] Teaching, [ ] Research, [ ] Admin Support  Services
[ ] Library Support Services [ ] R&D Work    [ ] Internet Access


2.0 The ICT Infrastructure of  the University/College
=====================================================

2.1 Does the University have a Computer Center/Centralized Computer
Labs?
                           [ ] Yes     [ ] No

2.2 Does all Departments/Units of the University have access to
computers?
                           [ ] Yes     [ ] No

2.3  Does the University have a  campus-wide computer network
      serving the entire University Community?
                           [ ] Yes     [ ] No

2.4 For those having a campus-wide network is the backbone of this
    network fiber optic or copper (twisted pair, or coaxial cables)
                          [ ] Fiber Optics    [ ] Copper

2.5 Does the University implement any of the following technologies?
    (please tick one or more)

        [ ] VSAT,    [ ] ISDN,   [ ] ATM   [ ] Wireless Technologies
        [ ] Other Advanced Comms/Telecom/Network Technologies


2.6 Does the University have an ICT  Development Policy/Plan?
                           [ ] Yes     [ ] No


3.0 ICT-based Education and Training
====================================

3.1 Which of the following Department/Institutes/Schools does
    the University have: (please tick one or more)?

     [ ] Computer Center/Lab (which is involve in computer education &
training)
     [ ] Computer Science/Studies Department
     [ ] Computer Technology/Engineering Department
     [ ] Electronic Engineering Department
     [ ] Information Systems Department
     [ ] Library Information Systems Department
     [ ] Other ICT-related education and Training Outfits

3.2 Is basic computer education/training part of all degree/diploma
programmes at the university? (please  tick one)?

 [ ] All Degree/Diploma Programmes Incorporate Basic Computer
Education/Training
 [ ] Some Degree/Diploma Programmes Incorporate Basic Computer
Education/Training
 [ ] None of the Degree/Dip. Programmes Incorporate Basic Computer
Educ./Training


3.3  Is the University involve in any form of electronic distance
education or online education?
                                [ ] Yes     [ ] No


4.0 ICT related Research and Development Work
==============================================


4.1 Are ICTs (computers, Internet) being used to support research work
at the university?
                                 [ ] Yes     [ ] No

4.2 Is any of the Departments/Units of the University involve in
    ICT-related Research and Development (R&D)  Work? (for example in
    the area of hardware, software, systems [ network, communications,
    and telecommunication systems] research and development work)
                                 [ ] Yes     [ ] No



5.0 Level of Internet Connectivity, Access and Usage
====================================================


5.1 Does the University have access to the Internet?
                                [ ] Yes     [ ] No

5.2 Does all Departments/Units of the University have
    access to the Internet?
                                   [ ] Yes     [ ] No

5.2 Does Individual members of the University pay for access to the
Internet.
    In other words is access free for staff and students?
                                [ ] Yes     [ ] No


6.0     Others
===============================================

6.1 What is the main  source  of funds for ICT projects in the
    University? (pls tick one)

  [ ] Most of the major ICT projects are Donor Funded
  [ ] Most of the major ICT projects are funded from local sources

6.2 Is the deployment and the exploitation of ICTs to support the
    activities of the University a priority area for the University?
                                [ ] Yes     [ ] No






*******************************************
Prof. Clement Dzidonu
President & CEO
International Institute for
Information Technology (INIIT)
P.O Box AN-19782
Accra-North, Ghana

Tel. 233-21-246200
Mobile: 024-280079
Fax  233-21-763062
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