Togo: the government strengthens the ICT capacities of public universities

Togo: the government strengthens the ICT capacities of public universities

In order to support the University of Lomé and Kara in the improvement of their training framework, which is essential for the development of a generation of qualified graduates, the Government of Togo has decided to strengthen their ICT resources. This commitment took place during the meeting held on May 5, 2017, the day after the Council of Ministers on May 4, 2017, chaired by the Head of State, Faure Gnassingbe.

An inventory to identify the needs of the two institutions of higher training in ICT means will be drawn up and an “exceptional” endowment will be solicited during the next three years to finance these new digital workshops.

These will be in addition to the technological endowments already enjoyed by the two public universities. The state claims their fiber optic mesh and their interconnection. There are also Wifi terminals being installed since January 30, 2017 within the precincts of the University of Lomé. The University of Kara should certainly benefit.

All these ICT means that the State wants to equip the two public universities should facilitate the students’ learning and carry out their research. They will be able to collaborate with foreign teachers on important topics or to participate in exciting projects without travel constraints.

Togolese public universities will be able to take full advantage of the pan-African broadband network for education and research – Africa Connect2 – which is setting up the European group Géant, which specializes in networking for research and development In collaboration with the regional research and networking organization for Eastern and Southern Africa (UbuntuNet Alliance), the Central and West Africa Education and Research Network (WACREN) And the Arab Education and Research Network (ASREN).

Source: Agence Ecofin