The 2012 edition of Education Network (Edunet) Conference, an annual conference focused at exploring the impact and use of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) in the country’s higher education community has been slated for 31st July.
The conference is put together by Emerging Media publishers of TechTrendsng.com in partnership with the Centre for Information Technology and Systems (CITS) University of Lagos and Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) with Communication Week Media Limited, publishers of Nigeria CommunicationsWeek as the official media partner.
This year’s edition, the third in the series themed ‘Research and Education Networks (RENs) In Nigeria: Opportunities and Challenges’ is scheduled to take place at Golden Gate Restaurant, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Research and Education Network (RENs) are special Internet Service Provider that connects research institutions, libraries, Universities and other higher institutions of learning.
Kenneth Omeruo, managing director, Emerging Media and the coordinator of EduNet 2012 said: “The conference is a forum to share knowledge, ideas, collaborate
amongst stakeholders, service providers; research and education community; ICT directors of Nigerian Universities; Government; IT based businesses; equipment manufacturers; researchers, education application developers; e-learning providers; local and international organizations.”
According to Omeruo, the conference is in response to the ongoing needs for a platform to share knowledge, ideas and network amongst stakeholders in Research and Education community in Nigeria.
“The aim is to foster further development of infrastructure, technologies, application and services for the education and research community in Nigeria. This year, EduNet has been structured as an interactive, workshop-centric experience to exchange ideas and receive actionable guidance from all stakeholders involved in research, ICTs, and education.”
Prof. Charles Uwadia, director of Centre for Information Technology and Systems (CITS) University of Lagos, said: “We are happy to be part of EduNet conference this year and we will give all the support we can to make the conference a success since it touches a very vital aspect of education which is research and the theme this year is quite apt.”
Muhammed Rudman, managing director, Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) said: “We will support the event since it covers a major area of what we do which is connecting institutions, research centres and higher education through the Research Education Networks, our focus now is on RENs so we will be part of the event.”
EduNet 2012 also offers great platform for organizations, businesses, Researchers, Startups and Entrepreneurs who have new technologies, services, applications, that are education based to showcase them at the event through the EduApp showcase.